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Though CAFE is a flexible system, there are elements that are essential to its integrity and success. These Elements fit into four stages: Understand, Prepare, Teach, and Support. This document are not intended to be used for evaluative purposes, but as a tool to help you assess your knowledge and application of each element and its supporting behaviors.
A grounded understanding of the CAFE system will set the foundation for teachers who want their students to master the four key components of successful reading.
Classroom design, record keeping, and necessary materials work together to make the CAFE system a success for teachers and students.
Discover how assessments lead to deep knowledge about student needs and the instructional strategies and monitoring moves we make to ensure all students make successful strides toward meeting standards.
CAFE is the literacy system that compliments the Daily 5 structure. Posted on the classroom wall and built throughout the year, the CAFE Menu serves as a visual reminder of whole-class instruction as well as individual student goals. By focusing on the four key components of successful reading: Comprehension, Accuracy, Fluency, and Expanding Vocabulary, and providing strategies to support each goal, the CAFE System is an efficient and effective way to assess, instruct, and monitor student progress.
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