The "Daily 5" is the structure we use for literacy instruction at our school. It consists of five tasks children do independently so that the teacher can work with small groups or individual students for more individualized literacy instruction. They include: Read to Self, Read to Someone, Listen to Reading, Work on Writing, and Word Work. The children choose the activities they want to work on each morning when they first get to school.
I-Charts help the children to remember what they need to be doing during each activity to become better readers and writers. They are called "I-Charts" because the "I" stands for Independent. Each chart has specific reminders for each activity, but they all stress working quietly, staying in your place, and working the whole time.
The Daily Cafe refers to the strategies students use to become better readers and writers. They use these strategies to improve their Comprehension, Accuracy, Fluency, and to Expand their Vocabulary.