The CAFE Book

posted Jul 16, 2010, 11:28 PM by Paul Ketko   [ updated Jul 1, 2012, 1:46 AM by Paul Ketko ]

by: Gail Boushey & Joan Moser ("The Sisters")  

Grade Level: K-5  

In The CAFE Book, Gail Boushey and Joan Moser present a practical, simple way to integrate assessment into daily reading and classroom discussion. The CAFE system, based on research into the habits of proficient readers, is an acronym for Comprehension, Accuracy, Fluency, and Expanding vocabulary. 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.

Gail and Joan developed the CAFE system to support teachers as they:

·         organize assessment data so it truly informs instruction;

·         track each child's strengths and goals, thereby maximizing time with him or her;

·         create flexible groups of students, all focused on a specific reading strategy;

·         and help students remember and retrieve the reading strategies they learned.


Click here to order:
 Stenhouse  
ISBN: 978-157110-728-2 / 
Item No.: WEB-0728 
 / 2009 / 216pp + CD Rom / Paperback

Tags: literacy-t, proficient learner strategies-t, workshop-t, reading-t, reading units-t, conferring reading-t, CAFE-t

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