Daily 5


Schedules

Sample Schedules

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What we love about Daily 5 and CAFE is the flexibility.  

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Example Schedule: Middle School

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Wondering how to make Daily 5 and CAFE fit in your middle school language arts block? Here is one idea.

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How Do Daily 5 and CAFE Work With Special Education Students?

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Our experience has shown they are a great match with all types of general ed students, as well as our special needs students. Here's why. 

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Dealing With Interruptions During Daily 5 – 3 Suggestions

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Here are three great ideas to help deal with pesky interruptions to our coveted Daily 5 time.

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Daily 5 and Difficult Schedules

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Is there ever a perfect schedule to a school day?  We hardly think so. This article may help you manage the less-than-perfect timing of your day.

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Daily 5 and Block Schedules

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Teachers often want to know if Daily 5 can work with shorter literacy blocks.

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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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Daily 5 Activities—Knowing When to Launch

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Simple guidelines will let you know when it's time to launch the next Daily 5 activity. 

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Gradual Release of Responsibility

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Allison Behne's insightful article examines how the Daily 5 structure and the Gradual Release of Responsibility model work together to create and support independent readers and writers. Both instructional models allow teachers to meet the needs of individual students and small groups of students. A Gradual Release of Responsibility and Daily 5 chart is available for download to visually communicate how learning is gradually transferred from the teacher to the students in Daily 5.

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Focus on Retelling From One Morning DVD

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This retell lesson was the first instructional focus of the day in Courtney Tomfohr's classroom.

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Sisters on The Spot–Science and Social Students

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The Sisters discuss how to fit science and social studies into a schedule.

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Are There Really 5 Rounds?

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Our thinking and practice has shifted since the first edition of our book came out.

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Sisters on the Spot–Two Important Questions

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The Sisters discuss managing with content with a new Daily 5 schedule.

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Sisters on the Spot–Difficult Schedule

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How do you adjust if you are struggling with a difficult daily schedule. Listen in on how The Sisters answer this question from Corin.

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How do I fit it all into a half-day kindergarten?

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Here's how half-day kindergarten teachers can make the most of their short time with students. 

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