Interactive CAFE Menu
I understand what I read.
- Check for understanding
- Back up and reread
- Use prior knowledge to connect with text
- Make and adjust predictions; use text to confirm
- Infer and support with evidence
- Make a picture or mental image
- Monitor and fix up
- Ask questions throughout the reading process
- Use text features (titles, headings, captions, graphic features)
- Summarize text; include sequence of main events
- Use main idea and supporting details to determine importance
- Determine and analyze author's purpose and support with text
- Recognize literary elements (genre, plot, character, setting, problem/resolution, theme)
- Recognize and explain cause-and-effect relationships
- Compare and contrast within and between text
I can read the words.
- Abundant easy reading
- Look carefully at letters and words
- Cross checking... Do the pictures and/or words look right? Do they sound right? Do they make sense?
- Flip the sound
- Use the pictures... Do the words and pictures match?
- Use beginning and ending sounds
- Blend sounds; stretch and reread
- Chunk letters and sounds together
- Skip the word, then come back
- Trade a word/guess a word that makes sense
- Recognize words at sight
I can read accurately, with expression, and understand what I read.
- Voracious reading (F)
- Read appropriate level texts that are a "good fit"
- Reread text
- Practice common sight words and high-frequency words
- Adjust and apply different reading rates to match text
- Use punctuation to enhance phrasing and prosody (end marks, commas, etc)
- Read text as the author would say it, conveying the meaning or feeling
I know, find, and use interesting words.
- Voracious reading (E)
- Tune in to interesting words and use new vocabulary in speaking and writing
- Use prior knowledge and context to predict and confirm meaning
- Use pictures, illustrations, and diagrams
- Use word parts to determine meaning of words (prefixes, suffixes, origins, abbreviations)
- Ask someone to define the word for you
- Use dictionaries, thesauruses, and glossaries as tools