Presentation on theme: "The Daily 5 & The Literacy Cafe"— Presentation transcript:
1 The Daily 5 & The Literacy Cafe Maui Preparatory Academy’sLower SchoolSeptember 13, 2012
2 What is the Daily 5?A student-driven management structure designed to fully engage students in activities that support literacy~ reading and writingCreates routines and procedures that foster independent literacy routines that become habit
3 Read to SelfThe best way to become a better reader is to practice each day with “Good Fit” books that you have selected yourself. It’s Fun!
4 Work on WritingJust like reading the best way to become a better writer is to write each day. It’s Fun!
5 Read to SomeonePartner reading provides opportunities to practice strategies, improve fluency, check for understanding, and hear your own voice while sharing in the learning community.
6 Word WorkExpanded vocabulary leads to greater fluency in reading, therefore increasing comprehension. Becoming more proficient as a speller leads to writing fluency and the ability to get your ideas down on paper.
7 Listen to ReadingJust hearing fluent and expressive reading of good literature expands your vocabulary; helps build your stamina and will make you a better reader.
8 Foundations Important to The Daily 5 Trusting studentsProviding choiceNurturing communityCreating a sense of urgencyBuilding staminaAdults stay out of students’ way once routines are established
9 Benefits of The Daily 5Children become better readers and develop a love for reading when they have time to actually read and write.Providing choice is highly motivational and puts kids in charge of their learning.Students have more individualized time with the teacher.Students develop their own goals to work on independently.Provides structure, short intervals of repeated practice, and time to explore – exactly what students this age need!
10 What is the Literacy Cafe? The literacy tasks alone are not enough…CAFE is a guide and system to focus our instruction,help students set reading and behavior goals,monitor their progress—CAFÉComprehensionAccuracyFluencyExpand Vocabulary
11 The CAFE Menu 4 components Strategies are added as introduced Students self-select goal to work on
12 What It Looks Like For Teachers…. For Students… Deliver 3 – 5 whole group lessons each dayTeach 3 – 4 small groups of children each dayConfer with 9 – 12 individual students each dayHold all students accountable for eyes-on-textFor Students…Engaged in the act of reading and writing for extended amounts of timeReceive focused instruction on building and maintaining independenceReceive tailored instruction through whole group, small group, and/or individual conferring, by their skilled classroom teacher, each day
15 How does it fit into a 21st century model? Student choiceIndependenceTime managementCollaborationGoal setting and follow-upLearning to read a variety of media for different purposesLearning/having foundation skills to explore own research
16 FAQ - If the students read so much during the day, do you assign reading as homework, too? Yes! If we want children to have literate lives, they need to experience, practice and fall in love with reading outside of the school walls as well. We don't want them to view reading as an isolated activity that is just done within the confines of school.We do stress that their outside of school reading should be for pure pleasure!
19 Ways You Can Support Us10 extra minutes of reading at home makes a difference!Share your love of reading with your childrenDonate gently used books for classroom librariesDonate beanbags, lamps, pillows for cozy reading nooks