The CAFE Book

Engaging All Students in Daily Literacy Assessment and Instruction

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 Expanding vocabulary. The system includes goal-setting with students in individual conferences, posting of goals on a whole-class board, developing small-group instruction based on clusters of students with similar goals, and targeting whole-class instruction based on emerging student needs.

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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 Expanding vocabulary. The system includes goal-setting with students in individual conferences, posting of goals on a whole-class board, developing small-group instruction based on clusters of students with simi...read more

About the Author(s)

Gail Boushey’s work as a literacy coach and author is based on her classroom experiences, which range from preschool through grade six and special education.  She obtained her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education, Child Studies and Special Education and has a Master's degree in Special Education.

Joan grew up in a small town and farming community with four other siblings.

Table of Contents

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Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction--The Beginning of the CAFE Menu Assessment System
Chapter 2. The CAFE Notebook and Record-Keeping Forms
Chapter 3. CAFE Step-by-Step: The First Days of School
Chapter 4. Conferring with Children: Principles and Examples
Chapter 5. Eavesdropping on Some Conferences
Chapter 6. Whole-Class Instruction
Chapter 7. Strategy Groups
Last Words
Appendix
Bibliography
Index

Product Details

Grade Range: K-5
Media: 216 pp/paper + CD-ROM
Year: 2008
Item No: 0728
ISBN: 978-157110-728-2

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