Magee Friday Night News
April 20th, 2018
April Title Reading Tip
CAFÉ Strategy: Use the Pictures
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 accuracy portion of the CAFÉ Menu.
An important accuracy strategy that good readers use to help gain meaning from text is to use the pictures and ask “Do the words and picture match?” Pictures help to confirm that the words being read make sense. Illustrations can provide hints to help students decode a word. Using the pictures is a necessary strategy to help children prepare for other strategies they use as they become more developed readers. Many times beginning readers feel they are “cheating” when they look at the pictures. It is important to model the effectiveness of using pictures to help decode words and to gain meaning so children feel comfortable using this strategy and know it is “okay” to use the pictures when reading.
How to help your child with the accuracy strategy at home:
1. Cover up the words on a page and have your child “read” the story to you by “reading” the pictures. After your child tells you what happened on the page, uncover the words and read the page. This supports the idea that pictures can help tell the story.
2. Reading pictures also includes graphs, maps, charts, and their captions. It is a powerful nonfiction reading strategy that can be used to help support a child when reading different textbooks. Remind your child to use this strategy when studying for tests or when writing reports.
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