In Reading we use a CAFE Menu. CAFE is an acronym for Comprehension, Accuracy, Fluency and Extended Vocabulary. We remember what each of these headings mean by reminding oursleves what we do as good readers-
I understand what I read
I can read the words
I can read accurately, with expression, and understand what I read
I know, find, and use interesting words
Everyday we learn and practsise different CAFE strategies. We usually start with the whole class and read a shared text to practise the strategy. At the moment we are reading 'Silver Key- The Beginning' by NJ Cameron. While we have been reading this book we have been working hard on improving our reading fluency. We have unpacked fluency and have learnt about each of the dimensions. The dimensions of fluency are pace / rate, pausing, intonation, stress, phrasing and integration.
This is what our CAFE menu looks like-
What is your reading goal at the moment?
Has your fluency improved since learning about the 6 dimensions? Why?
What is the best thing about CAFE?