"The 2 Sisters" (Gail Boushey and Joan Moser) with Allison Behne,
UIU assistant professor of education and EDU 555 instructor
What is EDU 555?
Launching Daily 5® and CAFE® is a 3 credit, online graduate level course. It is the only course approved by The 2 Sisters, Gail Boushey and Joan Moser (authors of the books). This course is an online course that will last eight weeks. It is aimed at providing students with a foundational understanding of both Daily 5® and CAFE®. Emphasis will be placed on Daily 5® and CAFE® research-based practices in literacy instruction along with materials, methods, and skills used to teach students reading in grades K-8. Components examined include: classroom design, brain research, motivation in teaching and learning, developing independence, organizing student data, brief and detailed focused lessons, differentiation in the literacy classroom, moving from assessment to instruction, and monitoring student progress. Upon completion, practitioners will have the knowledge to successfully implement both Daily 5® and CAFE® in their own classrooms.
Download the syllabus for EDU 555 Launching Daily 5® and CAFE®
How much does it cost?
Because of a special formal agreement with The 2 Sisters, Upper Iowa University is pleased to offer the course EDU 555 Launching Daily 5® and CAFE® at a reduced tuition rate of $425. This rate does not apply to any other UIU graduate-level course.
How do I request to register for the class?
The request to register period for Term 2 will begin on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. CDT. To request to register for the course, you will need to complete the form.
A link to the form will be available under the "How Do I Request to Register?" section of this page when the registration period opens. The link will only be available for a short time while the registration period is open and it will be removed when there is no longer room available in EDU 555 for Term 2. This is the only option to request to register for this class. Individuals who successfully submit the form will be contacted with additional information about completing the official registration process. Please be sure to check your spam folders to ensure you do not miss this information.
When does the course start
Term 1 (August 25 - October 19, 2014) CLASS IS FULL
Term 2 (October 20 - December 14, 2014)
Students are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
What is The Daily 5?
The Daily 5® is a literacy structure that builds student independence. It is a literacy management system that helps students develop the daily habits of reading and writing, while providing teachers an opportunity to meet with whole group, small group, and individual students.
Visit the The DailyCAFE website.
Watch the 2 Sisters' Video about the UIU Course
For questions regarding this class, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is The CAFE®?
CAFE® is an acronym for comprehension, accuracy, fluency, and expanding vocabulary. It was developed as a guide and system to focus instruction, help students set reading and behavior goals, and monitor student progress. The CAFE® menu provides a list of possible literacy strategies to help students gain the skills they need to move to the next level.
Visit the The DailyCAFE website.
The Daily 5® and The CAFE® are trademarks held by Gail Boushey and Joan Moser and are used by permission.