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A simple and effective management structure for any teacher’s literacy block.
Daily 5 goes beyond the five authentic tasks from which it gets its name. It’s your solution for managing student behaviors, scheduling your literacy block, supporting brain-based and interest-based learning, meeting students where they are, and building lifelong readers and learners.
A clear, organized system for teaching, assessing, keeping track of student learning, and making learning visible. CAFE stands for the literacy goals of Comprehension, Accuracy, Fluency, and Expand Vocabulary, and the CAFE Menu contains the strategies readers use to meet the four main goals of reading.
The CAFE Literacy System gives a structure for ongoing assessment to monitor each student's progress and a plan to help shift instruction so that each student is successful. It provides a common language to talk about reading development and proficiency. Students feel ownership and accountability over their learning.
Math Daily 3
A classroom management structure that gives students hands-on opportunities to explore math concepts on their own. While students work independently, you teach sub-groups and assess progress one-on-one.
As with Daily 5, this framework can be adapted to district-adopted curriculums and state mandates. Students develop deep conceptual understanding, mathematical proficiency, and a true love of mathematics.