The Daily 5 curriculum management system is a program consisting of literary tasks that elementary students complete in the classroom. The five tasks prompt students to read to themselves, read to someone else, listen to reading, work on writing and work on words.
The Daily 5 curriculum management system is a structure designed to improve the literacy levels of students and help establish daily habits of reading and writing, both individually and with peers. With the Daily 5 program, teachers act as facilitators and manage the small peer groups, while students work individually to read and then work in groups or pairs to read and work on words and writing.
The goal of the Daily 5 program is to promote independent literacy and renew a sense of enjoyment of reading and writing in students at a young age.
Once students exhibit reading proficiency with the Daily 5 program, many teachers choose to incorporate the extension program, CAFE. CAFE is an acronym for comprehension, accuracy, fluency and expanding vocabulary. The CAFE program, an advanced extension of the Daily 5 Curriculum Management system, allows teachers to tailor the program to each student's reading level and development while introducing challenges that suit the child's academic needs and goals.