The Daily CAFE Getting Started Guide


The Daily CAFE was designed to provide a professional development experience to enhance your teaching and create immediate success for both you and your students! Whether you are new to Daily 5 and CAFE or have been using them for years, the Daily CAFE will provide you with downloads, articles, videos, and discussion-board conversations to enhance your instruction. There are more than 2,500 pages of content to provide support and meet your needs.  This guide provides a sampling of what you will find and will help to get you started.

Daily Five

Our first suggestion is to read the second edition of The Daily 5. You will learn not only about the Daily 5, but about how we have refined our Daily 5 practice since the first edition came out.  Read it cover to cover, making note of questions you have or ideas that stand out. Then, using key words from the questions you have written down, use the search feature on the site to discover answers.

The following resources will supplement and add to your Daily 5 expertise:

Three Ways to Read a Book

Good-Fit Books / I-PICK

Book Boxes

Independence

Check-In and Release

Quick Start Guides for

Barometer Children

CAFE

Our first suggestion is to read The CAFE Book. Read it cover to cover, making note of questions you have or ideas that stand out. You may wish to use our CAFE Book Study to guide you as you read. Then, using key words from the questions you have written down, use the search feature on the site to discover answers.

After you have had an initial introduction to CAFE, the following links will help to deepen your understanding:

CAFE Menu

Conferring Notebook

Strategy Groups

Whole-Group Focus Lesson

Individual Conferring

 

The Daily CAFE has a tremendous variety of resources that are not listed here.  Other items that may be of interest to you are Ready Reference Guides, Common Core-Aligned Menus, Book Looks, Lit Lessons, Parent Pipelines, and more. New material is added weekly so you can learn right along with us! Enjoy!

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