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Five Imperative Reasons to Create Your Own Daily 5 and CAFE Posters

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There are a lot of Daily 5 and CAFE items floating around on the web to purchase. Here are five reasons why you need to create your own. 

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Reading on Display

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When all the adults in the school share their reading lives, it sends a strong message to students.

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A Clever CAFE Board

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Building a CAFE Menu with the brain in mind.

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CAFE Menu Board Headers

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Print these out and get your CAFE Menu up in no time. 

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Student-Produced Strategy Cards

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Learning sticks, and students take ownership when they write the cards and refer to them frequently on the CAFE Menu.

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Are They Really Reading?

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Here are 4 strategies we use to hold our readers accountable.

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Four Strategies to Start The Year

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Though groups vary from year to year, we've found these four strategies carry a lot of valuable weight, so we not only begin with them, we continue to reinforce them throughout the year.

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Diving Right Into Daily 5 and CAFE

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Jacqueline Billings is fairly new to the Daily 5 and CAFE menu. We love how she just dives in, figuring that she'll learn how to swim as she goes.

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Adapting the CAFE Board to Meet Student Needs

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Melanee Stempien from Bend, Oregon shared that the smallest first graders in her room, and that of her teammates, were having a hard time reaching the goal section of the CAFE menu board last year.

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CAFE Menu–Keep 4 Things in Mind

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Here are four important things to remember when designing a CAFE menu.

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Beginning Reading Phonemic Awareness/Phonics Protocol

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A wonderful protocol for young readers and older readers as well!

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CAFE Menu—Reproducible Board Headings

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This is the only part of our CAFE Menu that is ever teacher created, all the strategy cards are always done by our students.

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