:thumb: I echo read and choral read in small groups. I feel it is more engaging. The ones who are not in my group are reading independently, with a partner, or doing word work. These literacy tasks assure that everyone is working on important literacy skills and are engaged. To assess, I confer with students as they read to me on a one-on-one basis. I confer with two students a day (I work with two small reading groups and confer with two students daily). It allows me to determine future needed instruction, advise them right then and there on different reading strategies they can use to be successful, and determine their reading level.