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.
To get started:
- Click on the Interactive CAFE Menu link above and voila, The CAFE Menu will appear
- Next, Click on the column titles Comprehension, Accuracy, Fluency and Expand Vocabulary, (also, Behavior is located at the bottom) to learn about those goals. You'll be taken to all of the articles, templates and videos related to that goal.
- Looking for other information on The CAFE Menu such as what's available in Spanish or all the videos, print downloads or other content, check out the other links.