CAFE


Materials

50 Back-to-School Books

Book

We selected these books to help you build a sense of community, teach reading strategies, and share mentor texts. 

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What About Whole-Class Novel Studies?

Article

Here are our thoughts on this current debate. 

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Traveling Tools

Article

Whether you travel from room to room or from student to student in your own classroom, you need certain tools at your fingertips. 

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Five Imperative Reasons to Create Your Own Daily 5 and CAFE Posters

Article

There are a lot of Daily 5 and CAFE items floating around on the web to purchase. Here are five reasons why you need to create your own. 

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CAFE Menu Board Headers

Download

Print these out and get your CAFE Menu up in no time. 

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A Portable CAFE Board

Article

Short on wall space? This portable CAFE board might be the perfect solution.

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Keeping Track of Read-Alouds

Article Download

If you don't have room to keep track of read-alouds on your wall, these clipboard ideas may be just the thing for you. 

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High Frequency Words–A Clever Way to Learn Them

Lesson

High frequency words comprise over 75% of a child's written and reading language.  Learning them with automaticity allows for the brain to keep open space for comprehending text.  Here Trish Prentice shows a clever way for young children to learn these important words.

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Learning to use the CAFE Strategies–Teacher Talk Cards

Article

Learning to use the CAFE Strategies? These tools may help. 

 

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Word Collectors

Article

This simple tool helps students to expand their vocabulary.  

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A Big Word Collector for the Bulletin Board and How We Use It

Article

This chart is easy to make and a wonderful way to build new vocabulary together.

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A Tool to Use with Barometer Behaviors

Article

If you can't find sand timers at a party supply store near you, you'll be able to find them here.  

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