Renee (comment #36),
I'm honored that you have found my blog posts to be useful to your in your first 4 years of teaching.
I actually do not use Daily 5 in my classroom. I just use CAFE as a goal setting/assessment tool in my reading workshop. As I teach the strategies and have students add them to our CAFE board, students are assigned CAFE goals that they keep track of on their own CAFE menu in their Reader's Notebook. Students date the goal on their own CAFE menu, and I keep track of each student's goal in a CAFE teacher binder. As I meet with students on a regular basis in guided reading groups and in strategy groups, we work on the goals together. I keep track of students' progress so that I can move on to new goals when necessary and help them document and celebrate their successes when achieving goals on their CAFE menu.
I hope this helps!
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