2nd Edition

The CAFE Book Engaging All Students in Daily Literacy Assessment and Instruction

By Gail Boushey, Allison Behne Copyright 2019

    For the past ten years, Gail Boushey and Allison Behne worked with hundreds of teachers and students nationwide to gain insightsinto the best practices for reading instruction. Using their findings, they developed The CAFE Book, Expanded Second Edition: Engaging All Students in Daily Literacy Assessment and Instruction to share what their research has proven - that reading instruction is not about the setting or the book level, but rather effective reading instruction is based off of what the student needs in that moment.With the release of The CAFE Book in 2009, the CAFE system (Comprehension, Accuracy, Flluency, and expanding Vocabulary) has been implemented in classrooms all over the world. It changed the way educators assess, teach, and track student information and has positively impacted the way students learn, practice, and talk about reading.The CAFE Book, Expanded Second Edition builds on the same research-based, student-centered foundations, but now includes: Seven Steps from Assessment to Instruction to plan data-driven classworkThe Instruction Protocol - a framework to guide your teaching and planning CAFE's Essential Elements resource to guide your understanding of student-focused instructionA revised CAFE menu and a checklist of skills vital for emerging readersReady Reference Guides that include when to teach the strategy, options for differentiating methods, and partner strategiesSignificantresources to help with lesson planning, assessments and goal setting, and parent involvementNew and improved forms for bothonline conferring notebook and a pencil/paper notebookto support more effective conferring with studentsThe CAFE Book, Expanded Second Edition offers a variety of tools to structure your literacy block and create an environment where your students are engaged readers and writers with resources that set them up for success. The CAFE system is all you need to support, guide, and coach your students toward the strategies that will move them forward.

    Introduction; Chapter One: What Is CAFE?; Chapter Two: The CAFE Conferring Notebook: Accountability for Our Teaching and Student Learning; Chapter Three: Assessment: The Foundation of Intentional Instruction; Chapter Four: The Instruction Protocol: Designing Student-Centered Lessons; Chapter Five: Getting Started; Chapter Six: Frequently Asked Questions


    Gail Boushey is an educator, author, speaker, and entrepreneur. Co-creator of the Daily 5 Framework and CAFE Literacy System and co-owner of The Daily CAFE company, she leads a passionate team to empower educators to individualize instruction, increase student independence, and provide authentic work for students.

    An innovative teacher, writer, and speaker, Allison Behne empowers educators to think outside the box and critically examine their instructional practices by asking, “What is best for my students?” She is the co-author of the expanded second edition of The CAFE Book, Expanded Second Edition: Engaging All Students in Daily Literacy Assessment and Instruction.