Thursday, October 25, 2012

Daily 5 in KC

Our classroom has a Literacy CAFE Menu posted that contains strategies good readers use when reading. In class, we compared our Literacy CAFE menu to a menu at a restaurant. We discussed how the food we order at a restaurant depends on the time of day, how hungry we are, and what we like to eat. This compares to our classroom CAFE menu because as readers we use the strategies we need at the time to help us successfully read and comprehend. CAFE is an acronym that stands for Comprehension, Accuracy, Fluency, and Expanding vocabulary. These become our goals and the strategies we use to be successful with our goals are posted below them. Each child has goals and strategies specific to his/her needs and therefore will get the direct instruction needed to move forward and become a successful reader.

 CAFE board
We are learning that Good Readers always use the picture when they start to read a book. We are asking ourselves Do the words and picture match?
 Good readers practice and read again and again.
We keep track of how many times we have read a book with a Post-It on the back of the book!

Good Readers stop frequently to check for understanding.
Daily 5 in Action!
Practice writing sight words
 Making words Center
 Retelling Stories with Story Strings

Talking about Books
Read To Self
 These readers are doing a great job putting their finger under each word while they read!


mmagliocca said...

Hi there. Trying to implement Daily 5 in my kinder classroom. Ordering where you purchase your books for "Read to Self." I am having a hard time finding A, B, C GR leveled texts that the students take interest in. I'm not sure if I will be notified when you reply, so if you could email me, I would very much appreciate it.

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