Kristen is an amazingly talented upper-elem teacher and I am in love with every single one of her ideas. I think one of her most super-genius ideas was the CRAFT Board:
Plus, with the incorporation of the "R" and Response to Text, it has made our writing about reading all that much better, since it is incorporated as another strategy in our daily reading work and Daily 5 time.
One thing I really liked about the CAFE concept was the Expand Vocabulary, since it was something that my higher readers could latch onto and build from. I asked Kristen if she would be willing to adjust her "T" to incorporate that in a "Terms & Vocabulary" heading and she did....
.... I have gone to Teacher (and Teacher Blogger) Heaven: