“The Sisters” explain the CAFE system

March 26th, 2009

In The CAFE Book, Gail Boushey and Joan Moser present a practical, simple way to integrate assessment into daily reading and classroom discussion. “We used to spend all of our time creating things for kids to do,” they explain in today’s podcast. But with the implementation of The Daily Five, they were able to focus their attention on assessment.

They realized that leveled lessons weren’t enough to distinguish their students’ needs. “We started finding specific strategies students needed,” Joan says. With the help of a visual aid, a CAFE menu, they helped students organize their comprehension strategies and were able to track each child’s strengths and goals. “We now group kids by like needs, not by level,” The Sisters say.

Listen to the podcast and browse the entire text of their new book online, before it becomes available in early April.

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