Differentiation is the key to success in the elementary classroom. Finding the time to differentiate for all of our students can seem impossible! With these reading conference organizers, differentiation is easy. The focus of the skills and teaching points on these organizers is fiction comprehension. You will see skills such as predicting, retelling, summarizing, visualizing and so much more! These organizers are differentiated because you can pick and choose your teaching point ahead of time using data you've already collected or you can choose a teaching point in the moment as you're reading with a student. You will have the teaching point ready along with a leading question and bite sized assignment for the student to take to their desk on a sticky note.
Conferences become purposeful and differentiated, small groups become more personalized and you are collecting meaningful data. Added bonus- students are just reading silently during independent reading time because you've given them a small assignment to hold them accountable for their thinking. Win-win! Wonderful for Common Core!
It's time to enjoy the peaceful calm of a productive reading time.
This packet includes 21 pages cover to cover. The skills covered on the organizers are listed in the table of contents. Each organizer contains a total of six teaching points. There are sample transcripts from a reading conference, photos, tips and more to help you feel successful during your reading conference. Be prepared! Be organized! Be ready to watch your kids achieve!
Table of Contents:
1. The Importance of Reading Conferences
2. Using Your Organizer
3. Tips on Planning Ahead
4. Getting Started/Classroom Management Tips
5. Sample “Glows” (compliment the reader!)
6. Sample Transcript
7. Organizer: Characters
a. Take away assignments for characters
8. Organizer: Story Elements
a. Take away assignments for story elements
9. Organizer: Visualizing and Inferring
a. Take away assignments for visualizing and inferring
10. Organizer: Predicting and Retelling Information
a. Take away assignments for prediction and retelling
11. Organizer: Making Connections and Synthesizing
a. Take away assignments for making connections and synthesizing
12. Glowing and Growing Reproducible (for people without a big sticky note supply)
13. Copyright and Credits
Please contact me with any questions, concerns or typos.
For more information and tips, download my free version of this organizer here: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Differentiated-Reading-Instruction-Comprehension-Skills-752579
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