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The CAFE Book: Engaging All Students in Daily Literacy Assessment & Instruction

Author: Gail Boushey, Joan Moser

Availability: In Stock

Code: SHP3684

ISBN: 9781760013684

No of Pages: 202

Publish date: 22/09/2015

Price: $39.95


In The CAFE Book, Gail
Boushey and Joan Moser present a practical, simple way to integrate assessment
into daily reading and classroom discussion. The CAFE system, based on research
into the habits of proficient readers, is an acronym for Comprehension,
Accuracy, Fluency and Expand vocabulary. The system includes goal-setting with
students, posting of goals on a whole-class board, developing small-group
instruction based on clusters of students with similar goals and focusing
whole-class instruction on emerging student needs.

Boushey and Moser developed the CAFE system to support teachers as

  • organise
    assessment data so it truly informs instruction

  • track
    each child’s strengths and goals, thereby maximising time with him or her

  • create
    flexible groups of students, all focused in a specific reading strategy

  • help
    students remember and retrieve the reading strategies they learned.

The CAFE system does not require expensive materials, complicated
training or complete changes to current classroom literacy approaches. Rather,
it provides a structure for conferring with students, a language for talking
about reading development and a system for tracking growth and fostering
student independence. The CAFE system’s built-in flexibility lets teachers
tailor the system to reflect the needs of their students and their curriculum