CAFE Menu and Conferencing
Andrea Head- Presenter
How do we keep track of students goals?
Traditional way- Student write their names on post-it and put it on skill they are working on.
New Idea- Each student has their own CAFE menu and students highlight goals throughout the year. They can give themselves a sticker/stamp when goal has been achieved.
Students will draw pictures under each strategy as they are introduced to class.
From Assessment to Conferring
Teaching reading is a process of observing a child, really watching and listening to what they are doing as a reader, reflecting and thinking about what the next step may be for them to support their growth, and then jumping into the teaching of that strategy. The power of frequently conferring with students is that we can readily and in a timely manner switch if a strategy does not seem to be helping.
I will show you how I use the online CCPensive. This may not be your style, but just wanted to share in case you would like to see!