I will be teaching reading strategies using the acronym CAFE. The CAFE Menu helps 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.
When your child begins working on a new strategy, I will send home a Parent Pipeline handout with their practice book giving you ways to help your child in practicing reading.
The Kindergarten CAFÉ Menu
I understand what I read
Parts of a book
Check for understanding
Identify character emotions Connect to a story
Back-up and reread
Retell a story
I can read the words
Use the pictures
Get your mouth ready
Think about what make sense
Cross Check (Does it look right, sound right and make sense?)
Slow check to the end
Identify fiction and non-fiction
Flip the sound
Stretch and blend
If I know ____then I know ______
I can read accurately, with expression, and understand what I read
Recognize sight words Read punctuation
Read like a storyteller
Read "Just Right Books"
I know, find, and use interesting words
Listen for interesting words
Behaviors That Support Reading
*Get started right away *Stay in one spot *Work quietly *Read the whole time *Increase stamina *Select and read good-fit books