Our reading program is the Daily 5 and Cafe. We read many stories, write stories and poems, and have many opportunities for speaking and listening. Reading is a skill that is learned throughout the curricula, but phonics, grammar and reading comprehension skills are explicitly taught during our Daily 5 period. We integrate all curricular areas with the language arts (listening, speaking, reading, and writing).
We use the research-proven Daily 5 and CAFE methods for Language Arts Instruction & our District Houghton Mifflin Program
September and October: Daily 5 Introduction and Work On Stamina Read to Self Listen to Reading Word Work Work on Writing Read to Someone
November and December: Daily 5 and CAFE: Goal Setting, using CAFE board C - Comprehension A - Accuracy F - Fluency E - Expanding Vocabulary
January: Daily 5 and CAFE: continue adding strategies and monitoring goals
February and March: In addition to continuing to add strategies and monitor goals, we'll be working on making our writing more exciting with adjectives, verbs, and transition words.
April and May: Continue Daily 5 and writing
June: Developing a plan for summer reading. Research tells us, those students who read throughout summer, come to school in the fall better prepared and motivated for the new school year!