[MOSAIC] Reading Workshop vs. Daily 5 / CAFE

Janel Atwell janelatwell at gmail.com
Thu Sep 30 20:47:27 EDT 2010

I just read Laura's response and agree with her.  The Daily Five is the
management piece, and adapts well to any grade level.  CAFE is a great guide
for teaching reading strategies.  As a coach and Title I teacher,  I've help
implement them both in our school.  They work perfectly with Fountas and
Pinnell's First 20 Days and Lucy Calkins---readers' and writers' workshops.
The "I" charts help students understand the purpose and procedures in each
component, encourage independent work and are should be constantly referred
to.  Students spend more time actually reading. However, you must be willing
to spend the time to really teach the procedures.  It will pay off in the
long run.

  On Thu, Sep 30, 2010 at 1:31 PM, Andrea Jenkins <
jenkinsa at oakhillschool.org> wrote:

> Hi all. Sorry if this is a revisited question. I will be leading my
> language arts team through an evaluation process between the Daily 5 / CAFE
> and TC Reading Workshop Units of Study. Right now we have teachers trying
> both, and to establish a common language, assessments and routines, we need
> to select one. Already, one teacher has asked the differences are between
> the two. I can name some, but since I've never taught Daily 5 / CAFE, I
> cannot speak to it from a teaching perspective.
> Can anyone articulate the differences between the two?
> Has anyone made a switch from one to the other?
> Has your school gone through this process?
> I'd love some feedback and direction here.
> Thanks,
> Andrea Jenkins
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Janel Atwell

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