Teachers are learners too, and for the past ten years, the authors have worked with hundreds of teachers and students nationwide, gaining insight into best practices for reading instruction. Using those insights, they developed this book to help teachers apply what their research has shown—that reading instruction is not about the setting, the basal, or the book level. Rather, effective reading instruction is based on what that student needs in that moment. The CAFE book gives you 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. This CAFE system is all you need to support, guide, and coach your students toward the strategies that will move them forward.