CAFE in the Classroom (Video)

Helping Children Visualize Literacy Goals

Assessing young readers involves more than determining a reading level and moving them onto the next. Gail Boushey and Joan Moser developed the CAFE assessment system to help elementary students understand and master different strategies used by successful readers.

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Assessing young readers involves more than determining a reading level and moving them onto the next. Gail Boushey and Joan Moser developed the CAFE assessment system to help elementary students understand and master different strategies used by successful readers. CAFE is an acronym for Comprehension, Accuracy, Fluency, and Expanding Vocabulary, and the system includes goal-setting with students in individual conferences, posting of goals on a whole-class board, developing small group instru...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 Moser’s passion for meeting each child’s individual needs by discovering where they are and guiding them forward has been practiced and refined in a variety of classroom settings. She has taught kindergarten through sixth grade, special education, and is a certified Reading Resource Specialist.

Table of Contents

Part I: Conferring

  • Conferring Notebook 0:00-4:38 (4:38)
  • Brandon (Comprehension-Inferring) 4:39-13:08 (8:29)
  • Amanda (Comprehension-Check for Understanding) 13:09-18:50 (5:41)
  • Elyse (Comprehension-Summary) 18:51-23:56 (5:05)
  • Mariano (Accuracy) 23:57-33:38 (9:41)
  • Hailey (Accuracy-Cross Checking) 33:39-40:55 (7:16)
  • Colin (Accuracy-Chunks and Clusters) 40:56-45:52 (4:56)
  • Jake (Fluency) 45:53-51:38 (5:45)
  • Mariah (Expanding Vocabulary) 51:39-57:40 (6:01)

Part II: Small Groups and Whole-Class Lessons

  • Small Groups Introduction 0:00-1:34 (1:34)
  • Small Group: Comprehension (Inferring) 1:35-7:00 (5:25)
  • Small Group: Accuracy 7:01-13:31 (6:30)
  • Small Group: Fluency 13:32-18:40 (5:08)
  • Small Group: Expanding Vocabulary 18:41-24:36 (5:55)
  • Whole Class: Fluency 24:37-31:03 (6:26)
  • Whole Class: Expanding Vocabulary 31:04-36:39 (5:35)

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Product Details

Grade Range: K-2
Media: 90 minutes, 1 DVD + 1 resource CD and viewing guide
Year: 2009
Item No: 5002
ISBN: 978-160155-0-026

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CAFE in the Classroom (Video)

Gail Boushey and Joan Moser

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