Learning Opportunity

Daily 5, Daily 3 and CAFE

Facilitators: Gail Boushey Joan Moser

This is a multi-day event.

Day 1Feb 09, 2015 (9:00 am to 3:30 pm MDT)
Day 2Feb 10, 2015 (9:00 am to 3:30 pm MDT)
(Includes 2 full days of research-based content, an exclusive, full colour, Daily 5 and CAFE Resource, 12-month subscription to www.thedailycafe.com and www.ccpensieve.com for non-members. Members receive an extension on their current term. Continental breakfast provided)
(includes lunch & workshop materials)
Location: Edmonton (Fantasyland Hotel)
17700 - 87 Avenue
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Session Code: 15-LI-009
Focus: Leadership English Language Arts & Literacy

Target Audience

K-9 Classroom Teachers, Special Education Teachers, English Language Learners Teachers, Literacy Coaches, Reading Specialists, Principals, District Leaders and School Superintendents

About this Learning Opportunity

Daily 5: Classroom Structure that Increases Literacy through Student Accountability, Independence and Targeted Instruction

Gail Boushey and Joan Moser "The 2 Sisters" start by presenting the foundational brain and learning research underlying The Daily 5 and the five core literacy components that, practiced every day, create independent readers and writers. This workshop covers basic and advanced Daily 5 techniques for structuring classroom literacy time so students can work independently and productively while you deliver instruction in small groups and one-on-one. 

You will learn how to: 

  • Apply the Daily 5 structure for your classroom's grade level (K-9)
  • Support implementation of a learner-focused approach as identified in the Ministerial Order
  • Use the Math Daily 3 components
  • Integrate The Daily 5 and CAFE for maximum impact
  • Launch each Daily 5 task
  • Support barometer children

CAFE: The What and How of Literacy Instruction

Joan Moser and Gail Boushey "The 2 Sisters" present the four components associated with reading mastery: Comprehension, Accuracy, Fluency, and Expanding Vocabulary (CAFE). The workshop covers a menu of strategies and tactics to move students through each stage of literacy development.

You will learn how to:

  • Assess students and determine next instructional steps using the CAFE Menu
  • Establish strategy-based student groups
  • Structure small groups and one-on-one teaching sessions
  • Monitor progress and student learning for every group and one-on-one interaction
  • Support implementation of a learner-focused approach as identified in the Ministerial Order
  • Apply The CAFE system to whole school activities

Daily 3…will be integrated throughout the two days

*Continental Breakfast & Lunch Provided

About the Facilitator

Known to many as “The 2 Sisters,” Gail Boushey and Joan Moser are passionate educators and collaborators on a single vision—creating a replicable, reliable way to teach children how to be independent lifelong learners, starting in their earliest years. 

To that end, Gail and Joan are published authors of the best-selling books The Daily 5: Fostering Literacy Independence in the Elementary Grades (now in its Second Edition) and The CAFE Book: Engaging all Students in Daily Literacy Assessment and Instruction and many related online articles. They’ve created over a dozen professional development DVDs, including Good-Fit Books. They facilitate workshops and speak throughout the U.S., Canada and internationally on their teaching method, adopted with resounding success by teachers and districts grappling with ever-changing curricula and mandates.

They established the Daily CAFE website in 2008 as a learning and sharing hub for educators and have curated its growth ever since. Joan and Gail are known for engaging presentations, sharing the research behind their methods—and weaving fun into everything they teach and do.

The sisters started their careers in Washington State in the U.S. They really are sisters—and elementary teachers with over 60 years of combined instructional experience between them in grades K-6, including Special Education, Reading Resource Specialist and Literacy Coach roles. Joan earned her Masters’ Degree in Education as a Reading Resource Specialist. Gail’s Masters’ of Education Degree is in Special Education.

“We want what every teacher wants. Effective teaching methods that can adapt as things change—and lead our children to a lifetime of learning. As long we keep finding new ways to make that happen, we’ll keep sharing!” Gail Boushey and Joan Moser 

Learn more about Gail Boushey and Joan Moser’s teaching approach at The Daily CAFE, www.thedailycafe.com