The Daily Five and CAFÉ Menu
It won’t be long until you hear your child talking about “The Daily Five” and a “CAFÉ” menu. The purpose of this letter is to fill you in on what The Daily Five and CAFÉ is all about.The Daily Five is a way of structuring our reading block so every student is independently engaged in meaningful literacy tasks. These research-based tasks are ones that will have the biggest impact on student reading and writing achievement, as well as foster children who love to read and write. Students receive explicit whole group instruction and then are given independent practice time to read and write independently while I provide focused, intense instruction to small groups of students during Guided Reading.
When it is up and running smoothly, students will be engaged in the Daily Five, which is comprised of:
The CAFÉ menu is a collection of highly effective reading strategies that the students will be taught to use which will help them become better readers. They are organized into four goals: