Links with Library.Five finger test.Teachers also pop in appropriate leveled book for kids who are still on reading level system.
Daily 5 & CAFE presentation
Literacy Learning at MACC
What is Daily 5? A student driven management structure designed to fully engage students in activities that support reading and writing. Creates routines and procedures that foster independent literacy routines that become habit.
What is it made up of? Five Literacy tasks that can be completed as a whole class, groups or individuals Read to Self Read to Someone Listen to Reading Work on Writing Word Work
What does the research say? Research shows that students need to: * read to be better readers * write to be better writers Routman and Allington show that we are used to teaching 80% of the time and practice 20% of the time. Now we know it needs to be teaching 20% of the time and students practicing 80% of the time. It is the same as sports, you have to physically practice to get better!
What sets the Daily 5 apart? For Students… Engage in the act of reading and writing for extended amounts of time. Receive focused instruction on building and maintaining independence. Receive instruction through whole group, small group, and/or individual conferring, by their skilled classroom teacher, each day.
What sets the Daily 5 apart? For Teachers…. Deliver whole class lessons each day Teach small groups of children each day Confer with individual students each day Hold all students accountable for eyes-on-text.
Important foundations of Daily 5 Trusting students Providing choice Nurturing community Creating a sense of urgency Building stamina Staying out of students’ way once routines established
READ TO SELFThe best way to become a better reader is to practice each day with Good Fit books that you have selected yourself. It’s Fun!
Read to Self data to date! 30 25 20 15 Term1 Wk 1/2 10 Term1 Wk 6 5 Term 2 Wk 6 0
WORD WORK Expanded vocabulary leads to greater fluency in reading, therefore increasing comprehension. Becoming more proficient as a speller leads to improved writing fluency.
READ TO SOMEONEPartner reading provides opportunities to practice strategies, improve fluency, check for understanding, and hear your own voice while sharing in the learning community.
LISTEN TO READING Just hearing fluent and expressive reading of good literature expands vocabulary, helps build stamina and makes better readers.
WORK ON WRITINGJust like reading the best way to become a better writer is to write each day. It’s Fun!
So what’s a good fit book? Research indicates that an independent level or a good fit book for children is one they can read with 99% accuracy. (Richard Allington, March 2005) Higher levels of oral reading error rates are linked to significant increases in off-task behavior. (Gambrell, Wilson, and Gantt, 1981) There is more to choosing a good-fit book than just reading the words. A child’s purpose for reading, interest in a topic, and ability to comprehend play a large role in finding a good-fit book.
I PICKI choose a bookPurpose Why do I want to read it?Interest Does it interest me?ComprehendAm I understanding what I’m reading?K now I know most of the words
CAFEThe literacy tasks alone are not enough…CAFE is a guide and system to focus our instruction,help students set reading and behavior goals andMonitor progressCAFE Comprehension Accuracy Fluency Expand Vocabulary
The CAFE Menu Board 4 components set up across the top. As a strategy is introduced it is put up on a sentence strip under the category by a child. Children put sticky notes under strategy they are working on.
Why CAFE? Guide for instruction CAFE board is a visual aid to help students Collection of strategies students can access to apply reading strategies during reading. Allows a gradual release of responsibility to students. Accountability “You now know X. Let’s practice it… …..Now use it!...... ALL the time!!!”
Individual Conferences Assess individual students Discuss findings with students Set goal and identify strategies with students Student declares goals on menu and in notebook Teacher fills out individual Reading Conference form Teacher assigns child to a Strategy group (Guided Reading) Instruction takes place
Reading at Home Use the term Good Fit Book Keep a Finger Test bookmark handy Join a local Library and/or our school Library Use the Pause, Prompt and Praise strategy Read to your children EVERY day!
Reading at Homehttp://www.schoolatoz.nsw.edu.au/homework- and-study/english/english-tips/learning-to- read
Resources The Daily 5 by Gail and Joan Mosley CAFE by Gail and Joan Mosley http://www.the2sisters.com/ http://www.thedailycafe.com/ http://maccjsblogparty.blogspot.com.au/