Beginning CAFE….or rather…CRAFT

Getting the idea from Kristen at Ladybug’s Teacher Files, I decided to go with the CRAFT idea using the two sister’s CAFE model. Craft is just so relevant to middle school students and I loved her CRAFT board layout. After two trips to Hobby Lobby (I left my first order of bulletin board fabric in my god-daughter’s car) and much walking back and forth for laminating and cutting, my CRAFT board is finally up!

CRAFT Board….Thanks Kristen! 🙂

On yesterday, my students were allowed to pick books that they thought they would like to read. Today, we reviewed how to find “Good Fit Books” using the I PICK method. We also discussed using the 5 finger method to determine whether books were too hard, too easy, or just right. I had students use the books that they had chosen on yesterday to practice. They did a fabulous job!


Now that they have books that they would like to read, tomorrow begins the real test…..Read To Self!

Wish me luck!




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    • It went well with my Reading Workshop class, but I was afraid to implement it with my regular classes (time). But, I will work this summer to create a plan to implement in my regular classes, because I love the program.

      About the pic: When you add a pic to your post, there is a place to add a caption. That’s all there is to it! 🙂

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