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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Do you use the CAFE Interactive Menu?

This will be my 3rd year using the CAFE in my classroom. I continue to change and tweak little things about it, but in most ways, I stay true to the format discussed in the book.

I do not belong to the website, although I think that this year I am going to go ahead and spend the money. However, I do reference the site regularly for ideas. I also receive the weekly tip from the site.

However, without a doubt, my favorite thing to use on the site is The Interactive CAFE Menu.  It is such a help!  I go there if I am looking for a new book to use which supports a strategy.  Sometimes there are other resources that I find inside each strategy that are available to nonmembers.  When you follow the link, all you have to do is click on the strategy you are interested in, and it will give you a list of resources which might help support that skill.

Even if you are not using the CAFE in your classroom, you should check out this menu.  It is a wonderful resource for all teachers.

4 comments:

Mrs. Owens said...

I love the interactive CAFE menu! My school bought a license to the website, and I use it all the time! It is such a great resource!

Rachel
Go Fourth! With Mrs. Owens

Pat's Paper Passion said...

The price for access to all the materials is well worth the price. I especially like the videos, parent pipeline, and the interactive CAFE..

Another site I really enjoy and receive a lot of information is from Choice Literacy. You'd be surprised at all the upper elementary resources.

Pat

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Jennifer Gibson said...

I love Choice Literacy, too! I especially love the weekly emails with themed articles. I look forward to it on Saturday mornings,

Mrs. Shepherd said...

Thanks for the link. I am learning more and more about Cafe each day. The third grade teachers are implementing it this year and us 4th grade teachers are trying to implement Daily5 and Cafe. I am also a fan of Choice Literacy.