This week we took the time to review one of our most important CAFE strategies now that we are becoming independent readers. We worked on the strategy of retelling a familiar story using the beginning, middle and end of the book. Today, each student chose a book from his/her book box that they can read on their own. They got together with their partner and did not read the story to them, but retold the story using the focus strategy. Afterward, we came together and the groups shared how their partner did retelling the story. The groups shared the characters, problems, solutions and other key details from stories their partners retold.