A teacher’s guide to reading conferences


Why a teacher’s Guide to reading conferences?

I have already recommended A Teacher’s Guide to Reading Conferences to every reading teacher in my school and district. I am confident that it will move our already strong independent reading program to a more effective place. I sincerely hope that this book finds its way into the hands of reading teachers of kids of all ages.

What is conferring in the classroom?

Chapter 1 – Getting Your Classroom Conferring Ready: “Conferring is where the magic happens. It is the heartbeat of the literacy block” (p. 1.) In this chapter, Serravallo sets the foundation for the book, offering the why’s, what’s, and how’s of conferring as a part of reading instruction.

Who are the greats in literacy instruction?

Many of the greats in literacy instruction are honored, including Richard Allington, Lucy Calkins, Mari Clay, Peter Johnston, John Hattie, and Ellin Keene. Truly, I found the short summaries and interviews inspirational — they pumped me up for the next chapter to come.


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What is a teacher’s guide to reading conferences?

It is a must-have resource for anyone who wants to up their teaching and learning game during independent reading time. The entire book is dedicated to helping teachers have quality conferences with readers.

What is chapter 2 of the book?

Chapter two helps teachers use “assessment conferences” to determine what goals and accompanying skills and strategies a student needs to move forward. She also offers tips for when the teacher hasn’t read the book a given student is reading. This is important, as it is another frequent concern that teachers share.


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