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Chicago, IL

Live Workshop

Join us for one or both training days in Chicago, IL:

  • May 6, 2017: Daily 5 and Math Daily 3 Frameworks—Create Classroom Routines That Propel Each Student Forward
  • May 7, 2017: CAFE: Assessment to Instruction—Get Ready, Assess, and Teach Every Student a Successful Way Forward to Literacy

Workshop Details


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Register for one or both days

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($255 per day)

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($295 per day)


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Workshop Venue

Chicago Marriott O’Hare, 8535 West Higgins Road, Chicago, IL 60631

Overnight Accommodations

Stay at the workshop venue the night between workshops—or longer. Get a discounted rate, $129/night for a limited time. This first-come, first-served offer expires April 12, 2017 or when the block of rooms is filled.

Book a room online, or call 773-693-4444. Use reservation code: The 2 Sisters.

Registration Confirmation

Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email.  To check on the status of your reservation and to print a receipt, go to TicketLeap and enter the email address you used to place your order.

Workshop Descriptions

We provide an early morning continental breakfast. Training begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m., with a no-host lunch break.

Day One: Daily 5 and Math Daily 3 Frameworks 

Create Classroom Routines That Promote Learning

Step-by-step training on how to launch and sustain the Daily 5 and Math Daily 3

  • The two-phase method for launching each task (Read to Self, Read to Someone, Listen to Reading, Word Work, Work on Writing, Math by Myself, Math with Someone, Math Writing)
  • Foundation Lessons to effectively launch Daily 5
  • Creating a supportive classroom environment in seven stages
  • Holding students (and yourself) accountable to individualized plans

New insights on keeping students engaged and moving forward

  • View the 10 Steps to Independence in action.
  • Brain-break ideas from The 2 Sisters and colleagues
  • Stamina-building strategies and supports, even for those students with a brief attention span
  • The researched basis for why this framework helps every student experience success  

Through collaboration, modeling, and reflection, participants leave this workshop with the ability to create independent learners using the Daily 5/Math Daily 3 structure.

Day Two: CAFE: From Assessment to Instruction

Get Ready, Assess, Teach: Reach Every Student

Step-by-step training on how to deliver differentiated reading instruction within the Daily 5 classroom, where students work and learn independently. How to use the Literacy CAFE System to accelerate student progress in Comprehension, Accuracy, Fluency, and Expanding Vocabulary (CAFE). The day will include:

  • Transforming lengthy whole-group lessons into brain-compatible focus lessons that target students’ individual needs as readers
  • Methods and resources for assessing students on a routine basis
  • Components of a literacy block, including focus lessons, small-group lessons, and individual conferences
  • Building accountability into individual and group interactions

New insights on matching students with strategies that develop strong readers:

  • Creating the classroom CAFE Menu board your students post on all year as they learn new strategies
  • Protocol for goal-directed one-on-one conferences
  • How to organize and manage whole-group instruction
  • Enlisting families to reinforce learning strategies at home

This workshop includes models for how and how not to implement CAFE in your classroom.

Workshop Schedule

The workshop follows this schedule. Of course brain breaks are included, too!

7:30–8:30 a.m.

Registration—continental breakfast provided

8:30–11:30 a.m.


11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m.

Lunch break on your own—pack a lunch, or enjoy a meal at one of the hotel's restaurants or one of the dozens of cafés, delis, and restaurants nearby.

12:45–3:30 p.m.


Benefits of Attending

  • interactive instruction based on the content of The Daily 5 and The CAFE Book
  • printed guidebook with how-to resources
  • tools and tips for immediate classroom impact
  • one-month complimentary membership or extension or membership to The Daily CAFE resource library and CCPensieve, your online conferring notebook
  • certificate of attendance for seven contact hours
  • potential for graduate credits
  • collaboration with colleagues
  • supportive, enjoyable atmosphere
  • laughter and fun
  • confidence that generates more success

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Orders Are Non-Refundable

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Terms of Service

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