I Love CAFE and Daily Five, Gail Boushey and Joan Moser. I meet each week individually and in small groups using data driven instruction. Students are NOT grouped based on level but by strategy. For instance, author's purpose, we can have high and low level student's together to learn strategy rather than level. These ladies also have the corner on quick assessment, a small group and individual meeting sheets as well as ways to track how often you meet etc.
A large portion of my data is dealing with espressive language. I use the webcam located on the laptops to capture a students expressive vocabulary when we are playing a game or just talking about a weekend. Video taping a student's conversation, or having the student "Vlog" about a previous activity, allows me t go back at a later date to check on improvements in language. Video taping on the lap top also allows for saving on the server.
I looked for CAFE but could not find it on the web. Is it an acronym?
I looked up CAFE assessment on Google and I found it here. https://www.choiceliteracy.com/members/login.cfm?hpage=232.cfm
It appears to be a system of assessment used with young children to set literacy goals. I have no experience with it, but wanted to take a look and share the link.
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