The Daily 5 and Literacy CAFÉ is a whole school literacy program.

The Daily 5 is a series of literacy tasks which students complete daily while the teacher meets with small groups or confers with individuals.  The Daily 5 is more than a management system or a curriculum framework – it is a structure that will help students develop the daily habits of reading, writing and working with peers that will lead to a lifetime of independent literacy.

Assessing young readers involves more than determining a reading level and moving them onto the next. The CAFÉ Menu, which is used to support the Daily 5, helps students understand and master different strategies used by successful readers.

Preps will begin their reading program in the first two days of school and will take a book home to be shared with their parents and to begin filling in their Reading Journal.

Preps will also begin learning the letters of the alphabet starting with ‘m’, ‘a’ and ‘t’.

Preps will take home a list of sight words they need to learn to read. These words will come home on a ring and will be then know as ‘Words on Rings’. Additional words will be added to the ring as students begin to progress through the Oxford High Frequency words.

The first words the Prep students will learn once at school is:

·         I

·         am

·         like

·         can