Course Description

The CAFE' books provides a practical and meaningful way to integrate assessment into daily reading and classroom discussion. Based on the acronym Comprehension, Accuracy, Fluency, and Expand vocabulary, the system incorporates student-based goal-setting, posting of goals on a whole-class whiteboard, and focusing whole-class instruction on student needs. The CAFE' system enables teachers to organize assessment data to inform instruction, track students' strengths and goals, create flexible groups of students, and assist students to remember and retrieve reading strategies. The CAFE' system is flexible and allows teachers to tailor the system to reflect the individual needs of students and state standards.


A link to the Armchair Ed course assignments and exams will be included in the registration confirmation and receipt email that will be automatically sent to students immediately upon completion of the registration process. Any required textbooks must be purchased separately.

The link can also be accessed after enrollment by logging into the Student Portal and clicking the link listed under View Online Resources.

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Section Title
Book Study: The CAFE' Book
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Delivery Options
Distance Learning  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (3 units) $305.00
Available for Credit
3 Quarter Credits
Reading List / Textbook

Must be Purchased Separately:

The CAFÉ Book: Engaging All Students in Daily Literacy Assessment and Instruction by Gail Boushey, Stenhouse Publishers, ISBN: 978-1571107282

Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with ArmchairEd.

Course is self-paced. Completion time: up to one year from date of enrollment.

Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 7 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the completion deadline for the course. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.


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