Last year I moved up to 1st grade from K, and decided to follow The Sisters' CAFE structure for reading workshop. I loved the organization it offered, and with a lot of my own personal tweaks it worked very well in my class. I especially loved how the actual "CAFE" wall made the reading strategies concrete for my students; during reflection time, they would refer to the wall and explain which strategies they used and how it helped them become a better reader.
|Here a student from my class refers to our CAFE wall as she reflects on her growth as a reader during her student-led conference.|
So what do you think? If you like them, feel free to click on the picture and grab a copy for your own classroom!
Do you use the CAFE as part of your reading workshop?