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May 11th, 2018
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May Title Reading Tip
Title 1 Tip
CAFÉ Strategy: Read Appropriate Level Texts That Are a Good Fit
As your child is progressing through the year, we would like to update you with another CAFÉ strategy to reinforce at home. CAFÉ is an acronym that stands for Comprehension (I understand what I read), Accuracy (I can read the words), Fluency (I can read smoothly and understand what I read), and Expanding vocabulary (I know, find, and use interesting words). The strategy introduced is a part of the fluency portion of the CAFÉ Menu.
Have you ever spoken with a doctor, auto mechanic, or computer support person that has given you advice or directions in a language that was difficult to understand? This is comparable to reading a book that is too difficult. For readers to have high success in reading, they must spend time reading material they can read with 99-100% accuracy. We encourage students to select books that are a good fit so that they are successful and enjoy reading.
How to help your child with the fluency strategy at home:
1. When your child goes to read a text, have him/her use the I-Pick method to explain why that specific text was chosen.
I = I pick a book
P = Purpose (What is my purpose for choosing this book?)
I = Interest (Am I interested in this book?)
C = Comprehend (Do I understand what I just read?)
K = Know (Do I know most of the words?)
2. Help your child recognize when a text is too difficult. They are taught to ask:
· Do I know almost all of the words?
· Is this book hard to understand?
· When I read it does it sound choppy and slow?
Thank you for your continued support!
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District Art Show
May 15th- Law Enforcement Presentation
May 17th- PTO @ 6:00 PM
May 21st- 4th grade students visit L.B. Clarke
May 23rd- Kindergarten Performance
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May 29th- 4th grade track meet @ TRHS
June 1st- 4th grade farewell @ 9:00 AM
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