The CAFE Reading Model specifically focuses on:
Each student receives a reading goal from the CAFE Menu specific to their reading level and progress. These reading goals are monitored and updated during one on one reading conferences with the students.
CAFE Reading is an effective teaching program that provides students with a range of strategies to further improve their reading.
vCop and big write
VCOP and Big Write is teaching approach based on the research of Ros Wilson, an expert based in the UK. It focuses on four main aspects of the writing process (VCOP) and provides children with the skills to improve their own writing through self-assessment.
The four learning areas of VCOP are;
V - Vocabulary
C - Connectives
O - Openers
P - Punctuation
Big Write is a celebration of students’ learning. Prior to most Big Write sessions, ‘Talking Homework’ is sent home to allow the students opportunities to talk about their writing.