If you don't know what Cafe is, it is an explicit method for teaching reading strategies. It is awesome. Cafe stands for Comprehension, Accuracy, Fluency and Expand Vocabulary. Teachers use mini lessons for exposing students to reading strategies in each area. Students are then able to practice strategies during the Daily 5. Daily 5 consists of Read to Self, Word Work, Work on Writing, Read to Someone, and Listen to Reading. After many weeks of training, students build stamina for each of the Daily 5. Then teachers are able to confer one on one with students and conduct small group instruction. We love creating anchor charts for everything. These help students know what they should be doing and what the teacher will be doing during Cafe and Daily 5!
|I-Chart or Anchor Chart|
|Daily 5 Choiceboard|
Tip 1: If teaching really young kids, place your cafe board headers at the bottom of the board so kids can easily reach the board to add their name to the strategy they are working on.
|Cafe Board with Headings at the Bottom|
|Cafe Board with Headings at the Top|