The Daily Cafe

The Cafe is a framework that works in conjunction with the Daily 5.  Pioneers of the Cafe, Gail Boushey and Joan Moser, say the following about the Cafe.

Assessing young readers involves more than determining a reading level and moving them onto the next. We developed the CAFE Menu to help students understand and master different strategies used by successful readers.

CAFE is an acronym for Comprehension, Accuracy, Fluency, and Expanding Vocabulary, and the system includes goal-setting with students in individual conferences, posting of goals on a whole-class board, developing small group instruction based on clusters of students with similar goals, and targeting whole-class instruction based on emerging student needs and fine tuning one on one conferring.

This video gives a brief overview of the Cafe and implementing the framework in your classroom.

More Information about the Cafe can be found here. 

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