Daily 5 & Cafe
Our Daily 5 schedule consists of the following daily literacy tasks:
Ask your child to tell you how many minutes of STAMINA we have worked up to for R2S and R2S1!
Daily 5 is a series of literacy tasks which students will eventually be required to complete daily while I meet with small groups or confer with individual students. Daily 5 is more than a management system and a curriculum framework – it is a structure that will help students develop the daily habits of reading and writing that will lead to a lifetime of independent literacy.
I understand what I am reading.
A - Accuracy
I can read letters, sounds, and words.
F - Fluency
I can read smoothly, accurately, and with expression.
E - Expanding Vocabulary
I learn and use new and interesting words.
CAFE is an acronym for Comprehension, Accuracy, Fluency, and Expanding Vocabulary. This reading system includes goal-setting with students in individual conferences, posting of goals on a whole-class board, developing small group instruction based on flexible clusters of students with similar goals, and targeting whole-class instruction based on emerging student needs and fine tuning one on one conferring.
**Below is our CAFE Literacy Menu. Please remember to ask your child what strategies we have learned so far!