• CAFE (Reading Strategies)

    CAFE Strategies
    CAFE is an acronym for Comprehension, Accuracy, Fluency, and Expanding Vocabulary.  Gail Boushey and Joan Moser developed this system which allows goal setting with students and posting of goals on a whole-class board.
    Below is a copy of the CAFE Menu that is in our room.

      Comprehension

          Accuracy

          Fluency

    Expanding Vocabulary

    I understand what I read

    I can read the words

    I can read accurately, with expression and understand what I read

    I know, find, and use interesting words

    STRATEGIES

     

    STRATEGIES

    STRATEGIES

    STRATEGIES

     

     

    Check for understanding

    Cross checking – Do the pictures and/or words look right?  Does it sound right and make sense?

    Voracious reading

    Voracious reading

    Back up and reread

    Use the picture – Do the words and picture match?

    Read appropriate level text that are “Good Fit”

    Tune in to interesting words and use new vocabulary in my speaking and writing

    Monitor and fix up

    Use beginning sounds and ending sounds

    Reread text

    Use pictures, illustrations, and diagrams

    Retell the story

    Blend sounds, stretch and read

    Practice common sight words and high frequency words

    Use word parts to determine meaning of words (prefixes, suffixes, origins, abbreviations

    Use prior knowledge to connect with text

    Flip the sounds

    Adjust and apply different reading rates to match text

    Use prior knowledge and context to predict and confirm meaning

    Make a picture or mental image
    Make a Movie

    Chunk letters and sounds together

    Use punctuation to enhance phrasing and prosody (end marks, commas, etc…)

    Ask someone to define the word for you

    Ask questions throughout the reading process

    Skip the word and then come back

     

    Use dictionaries, thesauruses, and glossaries as tools

    Predict what will happen, use text to confirm

    Trade a word/guess a word that makes sense

     

     

    Infer and support with evidence

     

     

     

    Use test features (titles, headings, captions, graphic features)

     

     

     

    Summarize text, include sequence of main events

     

     

     

    Use main idea and supporting details to determine importance

     

     

     

    Determine and analyze author’s purpose and support with text

     

     

     

    Recognize literary elements (genre, plot, character, setting, problem, solution)

     

     

     

     

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