Gina (comment #47),
I agree with you that just meeting with students in guided reading groups at the same level is not enough! While I have always done a mix of group meetings and individual conferences, I love that the CAFE strategies allow me to pinpoint specific goals for each reader. I also find that the group strategy lessons are very effective when students share a common goal (regardless of their reading level).
Thanks for your comments! I'm jealous you were trained by "the sisters" themselves. Thanks for the book recommendation. I will have to check it out!
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