The Daily 5 is really taking off in Foundation B! Part of the Daily 5 is using the CAFE menu to help us develop and use a variety of reading strategies to help us become better readers.
CAFE stands for:
C – Comprehension
A – Accuracy
F – Fluency
E – Expand Vocabulary
During our reading sessions in the daily 5, we learn and revise a new strategy for reading. So far we have learnt the following strategies:
- Check for Understanding – after each page stop and check who was it about? what happened?
- Cross-checking – try and read the word and ask yourself: Do the picture and/or letters in the word match what Iam saying? Does it sound right and does it make sense?
- Use beginning and ending sounds – look at the first and the last sound in a word
- Tune into interesting words – be on the look out for new and interesting words and use these words in writing and speech
This week we will introduce the F – Fluency component of the menu.
We will also learn another strategy for Comprehension – back up and re-read.
Try using some of these strategies at home with your take home book.