Reading Conferences

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  1. zoodies

    zoodies Rookie

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    What do you do for reading conferences? I have had the students read to me in the past and ask questions about their books, but sometimes this is very confusing with 24 different books (some that I have not read). Do you follow any type of form or routine when conferencing? I would love some better organizational ideas!
    I kept a legal pad with the students name on a different page and would write down notes and dates to keep track of who and what we conferenced about. I need more substance to my conferences.
     
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  3. carlea

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    For conferences, I have my students tell me what kinds of strategies they're using to read, what's working, if they're confused about anything, etc. Then I have them explain the characters, conflict, how the setting influences them, what the characters are doing about the conflict, etc.

    I teach them strategies and literary elements so that's what I question them on - that way I don't really need to know what the book is about.

    I keep a binder for conferences - each student gets their own page. I keep track of what they're reading, comments they made, things they want to work on or that I want them to work on until the next conference.
     
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    Read The Daily Five and the assessment book that accompanies it, CAFE. The Cafe book goes into assessment and reading conferences. There are some templates you could use for documentation.
     
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