I'm so glad you are talking about The CAFE. I have been reading and implementing your Reader's Notebook with the CAFE strategies over the last 2 years. It is awesome! Everything just flows together. I just attended a training with The Sisters and learned so much from them, especially about conferencing. The biggest AH HA that I had was when they talked about grouping kids for reading. We have to remember that even if we try to put kids into "groups" they really aren't all on the same level. Every student has different needs. For this reason, the individual conferences work the best. You meet with each student and can learn so much about them as readers! I look forward to my reading time! Along with CAFE I recommend The Book Whisperer by Donalyn Miller. It just ties it all together!
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