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Use this CAFE Menu Checklist to ensure your students are exposed to every CAFE strategy over the course of the year. I use this as a whole group tracker to ensure I teach a mini-lesson for each strategy and on an individual basis when I meet with students for conferences. * Track your CAFE instruction* Tack student CAFE strategy mastery* Track CAFE strategy references in reading conferences

This is the 2 Sisters Interactive Cafe Menu. They have a list of strategies to use for Comprehension, Accuracy, Fluency and Expanded Vocabulary. For each strategy, you can click on it, and it gives you corresponding videos, lessons, articles and books to use teaching that particular strategy. Amazing!

Freebie: This product provides a five day close reading lesson plan for the book: Fly Guy Presents Insects. This lesson is designed for kindergarten but could easily be adapted for first grade. Hope there is something you can use. There are no worksheets provided for this plan.

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Grades K-1: Author Studies

Get to know favorite authors with cross-curricular lesson ideas.