In our classroom, we use the structure of CAFE to focus on reading comprehension strategies. In reading groups with Miss M, we work with short texts. We begin by identifying any challenging words. These are discussed & decoded (Expand Vocab & Accuracy). I then model reading the text with fluency. Each child in turn is timed reading the text aloud. Once everyone has been timed, we ask each other questions to test Comprehension.
Focusing on improving FLUENCY is really important. I have found a couple of free Apps which may be a fun way to work on improving FLUENCY at home (and could be recorded on the Reading journal). One is called “Fluency Test” and the other is called “Time Reading”