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Gail Boushey is an educator, author, speaker, and entrepreneur. Co-creator of the Daily 5 Framework and CAFE Literacy System and co-owner of The Daily CAFE company, she leads a passionate team to empower educators to individualize instruction, increase student independence, and provide authentic work for students.
Gail is the co-author of the best-selling booksThe Daily 5: Fostering Literacy Independence in the Elementary Grades, first and second editions andThe CAFE Book: Engaging All Students in Daily Literacy Assessment and Instruction, first and second editions. Her 20+ years of classroom experience teaching preschool through grade 6, special education, and serving as an instructional coach, along with her time consulting in classrooms worldwide, provide a rich context on which she bases her teaching philosophy.
For the last 15 years, Gail has made it her mission to teach and support educators in their Daily 5 and CAFE practices. She travels nationally and internationally to share the system and structure that created independent, engaged students in her classrooms to teachers throughout the world. Her company provides training to educators in various settings, offering live workshops, online seminars, graduate courses, consulting services, an online conferring notebook, and an extensive database of resources atTheDailyCAFE.com.
Gail lives with her husband, Doug, in Seattle, Washington. They have three daughters, two sons-in-law, and two grandchildren. When not teaching or writing, you will find Gail enjoying concerts and traveling with her family, or in the kitchen cooking with her grandchildren. She loves to read, and is consistently adding to her home library.
For the past ten years, Gail Boushey and Allison Behne worked with hundreds of teachers and students nationwide to gain insights into the best practices for reading instruction. Using their findings, they developed The CAFE Book, Expanded Second Edition: Engaging All Students in Daily Literacy Assessment and Instruction to share what their research has proven - that reading instruction is not about the setting or the book level, but rather effective reading instruction is based off of what the student needs in that moment.
With the release of The CAFE Book in 2009, the CAFE system (Comprehension, Accuracy, Fluency, and Expanding Vocabulary) has been implemented in classrooms all over the world. It changed the way educators assess, teach, and track student information and has positively impacted the way students learn, practice, and talk about reading.
TheCAFE Book, Expanded Second Editionbuilds on the same research-based, student-centered foundations, but now includes:
Seven Steps from Assessment to Instruction to plan data-driven classwork
The Instruction Protocol – a framework to guide your teaching and planning
CAFE's Essential Elements resource to guide your understanding of student-focused instruction
A revised CAFE menu and a checklist of skills vital for emerging readers
Ready Reference Guides that include when to teach the strategy, options for differentiating methods, and partner strategies
Significant resources to help with lesson planning, assessments and goal setting, and parent involvement
New and improved forms for both online conferring notebook and a pencil/paper notebook to support more effective conferring with students
The CAFE Book, Expanded Second Edition offers a variety of tools to structure your literacy block and create an environment where your students are engaged readers and writers with resources that set them up for success. The CAFE system is all you need to support, guide, and coach your students toward the strategies that will move them forward.
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The Daily Five (Second Edition)
The Daily 5: Fostering Literacy in the Elementary Grades, Second Edition retains the core literacy components that made the first edition one of the most widely read books in education and enhances these practices based on years of further experience in classrooms and compelling new brain research. The Daily 5 provides a way for any teacher to structure literacy (and now math) time to increase student independence and allow for individualized attention in small groups and one-on-one.
Teachers and schools implementing the Daily 5 will do the following:
Spend less time on classroom management and more time teaching
Help students develop independence, stamina, and accountability
Provide students with abundant time for practicing reading, writing, and math
Increase the time teachers spend with students one-on-one and in small groups
Improve schoolwide achievement and success in literacy and math.
The Daily 5, Second Edition gives teachers everything they need to launch and sustain the Daily 5, including materials and setup, model behaviors, detailed lesson plans, specific tips for implementing each component, and solutions to common challenges. By following this simple and proven structure, teachers can move from a harried classroom toward one that hums with productive and engaged learners.
What's new in the second edition:
Detailed launch plans for the first three weeks
Full color photos, figures, and charts
Increased flexibility regarding when and how to introduce each Daily 5 choice
New chapter on differentiating instruction by age and stamina
Ideas about how to integrate the Daily 5 with the CAFE assessment system
New chapter on the Math Daily 3 structure
Mathematizing Children’s Literature
Sparking Connections, Joy, and Wonder Through Read-Alouds and Discussion