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This week I'm following the Cafe Book Study over at We Read, We Blog, We Teach. If you aren't familiar with The Sisters, Daily 5, or Cafe, I definitely recommend checking out the blog or the links.
I have been using Daily 5 for several years in my first and second grade classes. My team was lucky enough to get some professional development money to help us pay to see a two-day workshop by The Sisters a few years ago and we LOVED it. We were even talking about heading over to Chicago to see them again it was so good.
The Daily 5 is a management tool to help you organize your class to allow you to use small group instruction to target different groups of readers. The Cafe, however, is the meat of the small group lessons. The Sisters have created four categories (Comprehension, Accuracy, Fluency, Expand Vocabulary) of traits that good readers possess. You use the lists under each category to create small groups of students who need to learn that specific trait. The Cafe book is awesome- it teaches you everything you need to help those kiddos!
I will be reading along with the book study and sharing my ideas here.