EDU 555 Daily 5 and CAFE
This course provides a foundational understanding of both the Daily 5 structure and the LIteracy CAFE. Emphasis is placed on research-based practices in literacy instruction along with materials, methods, and skills used to teach students reading in grades K-8. Cmponents examined include: classroom design, brain research, motivation in teaching and learning, developing independence, organizing student data, brief and detailed focus lessons, differentiation in the literacy classroom, moving from assessment to instruction, and tracking student progress. This course provides practitioners with the knowledge and skills to successfully implement both the Daily 5 and Literacy Cafe in their own classrooms. It is the only course approved by Gail Boushey and Joan Moser, the creators of Daily 5 and CAFE.