September 7

CAFE Board

My goal is to teach your children literacy skills that they will use through their lifetime. I have become a fan of The Literacy Cafe written by sisters who teach in Washington State.  I have instituted a CAFE menu in our classroom.  CAFE is a synonym for restaurant.  When you go to a restaurant, you use a menu to make your food choices.  We use our CAFE menu to choose strategies to help us become independent readers.  Each letter of the Menu stands for a component of reading- Comprehension, Accuracy, Fluency, and Expand Vocabulary.  I add strategies as we learn them and refer to these strategies when I read aloud, work with small groups, and confer with individual students.

 

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