• The Daily 5/Cafe

    The Daily 5 is a management system, a curriculum framework AND a structure that helps students develop the daily habits of reading, writing, and working independently that will lead to a lifetime of literacy independence.


    Cafe is an acronym for Comprehension, Accuracy, Fluency, and Expanding Vocabulary.  This system allows me to work on goal-setting with students in individual conferences, develop small group instruction based on clusters of students with similar goals, and target whole-class instruction based on emerging student needs and fine tuning one on one conferences.


    This link below will help you understand the components and the ideas behind the literacy menu.

    http://www.thedailycafe.com/


    I PICK

    Along with strategies for your student to use while reading, we will be using I PICK to determine if a book is a good fit.  This is an easy way to remember the key things to look for when trying to find a book at the appropriate level of your student.

     

    I - I look at a book...

     

    P - Purpose - why do I want to read this?

    I - Interest - does this book interest me?

    C - Comprehension - am I understanding what I'm reading?

    K - Know - do I know almost all of the words?