The Literacy CaféMenu™
I understand what I read.
Check for Understanding
Back up and Reread
Monitor and Fix Up
Retell the story
Use prior knowledge to connect with text
Make a picture or mental image
Ask questions throughout the reading process
Predict what will happen, use text to confirm
Infer and support with evidence
Use text features (titles, headings, captions, graphic features)
Summarize text, include sequence of main events
Use main idea and supporting details to determine importance
Determine and analyze author’s purpose and support with text
Recognize literary elements (genre, plot, character, setting, problem/resolution)
Recognize and explain cause and effect relationships
Compare and contrast within and between text
I can read the words
Cross Checking… Do the pictures and/or words look right? Does it sound right? Does it make sense?
Use the picture… Do the words and pictures match?
Use beginning sounds and ending sounds
Blend sounds, stretch and read
Flip the sounds
Chunk letters and sounds together
Skip the word then come back
Trade a word/guess a word that makes sense
I can read accurately, with expression and understand what I read.
Read appropriate level text that are a “Good Fit”
Practice common sight words and high frequency words
Adjust and apply different reading rates to match text
Use punctuation to enhance phrasing and prosody (end marks, commas etc)
I know, find and use interesting words
Tune in to interesting words and use new vocabulary in my speaking and writing
Use pictures, illustrations and diagrams
Use word parts to determine meaning of words(prefixes, suffixes, origins, abbreviations)
Use prior knowledge and context to predict and confirm meaning
Ask someone to define the word for you
Use dictionaries, thesauruses and glossaries as toolsgies that will be used to meet those goals. We will be using the CAFE the entire school year in reading.