CAFE


CAFE Menus

We now have 6 CAFE™ Menus:

CAFE Menu

CAFE Menu for Emergent Readers

Spanish CAFE Menu

French CAFE Menu

CCSS Aligned Menus

Keep Learning Going All Summer Long

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Wondering what you can do to make sure your students continue using their reading strategies through the summer?

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A Clever CAFE Board

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Building a CAFE Menu with the brain in mind.

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The Interactive CAFE Menu

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This is one of the most helpful resources on our website.

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Student-Produced Strategy Cards

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Learning sticks, and students take ownership when they write the cards and refer to them frequently on the CAFE Menu.

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Can the CAFE Menu Be Displayed on the Interactive White Board or Should It Be Posted At All Times?

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In this Sisters on the Spot video we discuss with Shannon the pros and cons of this tech tool.

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CAFE Menu Board for Older Students

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CAFE Menus look different from classroom to classroom. This video shows how Pam, a 5th grade teacher, has made changes to her based on the needs of her students. Listen in.

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Using the CAFE Menu as a Read Aloud Anchor

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As Trish finishes up the lesson we watched her begin last week, we find ourselves smiling and think you will too. Trish has set a high standard for her students and reminds us that these youngest community members are often capable of much more than we give them credit for.

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Which CAFE Strategies Do We Teach First?

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We follow a simple rule of thumb when selecting strategies to focus on first. 

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A Glimpse at a CAFE Board with 6th Grade Highly Capable Students

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We are in a highly capable sixth grade classroom where Ann Anderson displays her students' CAFE Menu.

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Strategies to Start With: 6-5-4-3

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If you aren't sure which strategies to assign your students first, this article will help you decide. 

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Changes to the CAFE Menu

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The CAFE Menu has undergone many changes since we developed it.  Here is a look at what we consider when adding or deleting from the CAFE Menu.

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CAFE Menu Board Headings

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This is the only part of our CAFE Menu that is ever teacher created, all the strategy cards are always done by our students.

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Literacy CAFE Menu

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Thousands of you have asked to see a photo of The CAFE Menu in our Classroom. Here is a picture of Joan's CAFE Menu taken in early November.

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