Daily 5


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Choice in Content and Format Increases Engagement

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A variety of text formats will help increase engagement and cement strategy instruction. 

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Finding Funds for a Daily 5 Classroom

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Principal, Jon Konen, shares five ways to allocate more money for classrooms implementing Daily 5.

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50 Back-to-School Books

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We selected these books to help you build a sense of community, teach reading strategies, and share mentor texts. 

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A Week of Poetry, Not Only for National Poetry Month

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A week's worth of new poetry books for National Poetry month and all year long. 

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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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Pen and Pencil Pockets

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If your students use composition notebooks for writing, here is a clever idea that keeps a pen or pencil handy. 

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Personal Word Walls

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These easy-to-make word walls help students master high-frequency words as they work on writing.  

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Daily 5 Icons–Grayscale

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These simple icons help support our English Language Learners and beginning readers.

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Empowering Educators

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Welcome to The Daily CAFE, a resource that is rich in content to help you discover, refine, and refresh your teaching practice and implementation of Daily 5, CAFE, Classroom Design, and Math Daily 3. You'll be able to find what you need, when you need it, in a format that works for your learning style. Watch the two-minute video tour to discover unique site features and learn how to navigate to find what you need most. 

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Keeping Track of Read-Alouds

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If you don't have room to keep track of read-alouds on your wall, these clipboard ideas may be just the thing for you. 

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Daily 5 Color Icons–with Black Background

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Daily 5 icons have been requested by many to give visual support to ELL and non-readers.  Here is another style to choose from.

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Daily 5 Color Icons–No Border

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Here are some simple and clear icons to use with students and even in newsletters to depict each of the Daily 5 activities. 

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Managing Transitions with Chimes

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Instead of our voices, we use small chimes to indicate that a round of Daily 5 has ended. 

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