CAFE


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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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Read Text as the Author Would Say It, Conveying Meaning or Feeling—"I Can" Bookmark

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This reproducible bookmark will support students as they learn and remember the key factors of this important fluency strategy.

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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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Adding Sharing to the Keeping-Track Sheet

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This simple addition to the keeping-track sheet makes it even more useful and informative. 

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Whole-Group Planning for CAFE Lessons

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This tool makes it simple to plan whole-group instruction based on student needs.

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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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Classroom Calendar

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A classroom calendar increases accountability and reinforces to students that they are worthy of this high-quality time with their teacher.

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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

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A great reference for student to easily use to review the strategies taught. 

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Paper Pensieve Summary to Pass to the Next Teacher

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Allison Behne shares the document she created for teachers who use the paper pencil pensieve, to inform next years teachers about student work and progress.

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Coaching the Teacher and Student

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Does conferring feel like a mystery or guarded secret to you? Are you wondering what a conference really looks and sounds like? Gail demonstrates that it isn't scary or complicated, just a combination of thinking, modeling, practicing, and learning.

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Recording Assessment Data

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Three or four times a year, we monitor progress to celebrate growth and adjust instruction. This form makes it easy to keep track of.

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Assessment Boxes

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We have two assessment boxes. This will explain them each.

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Filled Conferring Sheets

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Conferring forms hold valuable information, but managing the papers can be a bit of a challenge.

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Conferring Notebook Follow Through

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If taking notes during one-on-one conferring is new, these tips will help you stick with it.

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Tracking Growth

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The record sheet stays in our Pensieve and helps us keep track of each child's individual progress.  

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Coaching Toward a Target: The Protocol For Teaching

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Our conferences shifted to a coaching session based on each child's individual goal, strategy and understanding of reading. Here is the protocol.

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Reading/Writing Check Sheet

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Reading Writing Check sheet is a vital part of our paper pencil pensieve. The same type of form is on our CCPensieve, but it automatically fills. 

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Why We Add Strengths to the Conferring Form

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A conversation we had with Donald Graves changed our thinking and form.  Here are his words.

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Conferring Sheet with Support Icons

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This individual conferring form is designed for people who need a bit more scaffolding on what to write during conferences.

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Reading Conferring Sheet for Pensieve/Conferring Notebook

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If you prefer a conferring form without icons, here it is.

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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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