CAFE


Pensieve

2016–2017 Calendars

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If you are using a three-ring binder for your conferring notebook, you might want to download these calendars so you can easily keep track of appointments with students.  

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Involving Students in the CCPensieve

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Having students enter conferring information may help engage them in the learning process. 

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2015–2016 Calendars

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If you are using a three-ring binder for your conferring notebook, you might want to download these calendars so you can easily keep track of appointments with students.  

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A Conferring Notebook Tour and the Pensieve Paper Forms

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Setting up your Paper Pensieve couldn't be easier. We've put all the forms you'll need in one place. 

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A Multiple-Student Conferring Sheet

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This simple conferring sheet can be used by principals and literacy coaches as they hunker down to confer with students when they visit classrooms.

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A Personal CAFE Menu for Students to Fill Out

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It's important to have a student anchor a lesson by writing and posting taught strategies to the CAFE menu. Providing students with a personal menu for transferring the same information is a great way to make this part of CAFE hands on for everyone.

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Introducing Superhero E

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You may already know this, but Kindergarten teachers are worth their weight in gold! In this conference, Trish is working with a student who is trying to read the word "Jake". When it becomes apparent that she doesn't know the role an e can play at the end of the word, Trish brings out Superhero E. You know about Superhero E, don't you?

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Utilizing Another Adult in the Classroom

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Another adult in the classroom can be a great thing or a curse.  Here's how we make it a positive for all involved!

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Learning How to Record Goals and Strategies in the Pensieve

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This is a great video to watch if you are wondering how we use the forms in our conferring notebook and what data we collect. 

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Intentional Conferring–Deciding Whom to Meet With

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 Thanks to two simple Pensieve forms, we have an effective system for deciding whom to meet with and how often.

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Personal Conferring Form for Students

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Regie Routman once told us that when we assess a stuent we need to share the results with them, as they own the results.

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Conferring in Action with a Coach

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Working together, Cindy and Gail review the conferring protocol while discussing a recent conference.

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Writing Conferring Sheet in the Pensieve

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Here is you Writing Conferring Sheet for use with the Paper Pencil Pensieve. 

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