Independent Reading Conferences {Templates to Differentiate Your Instruction}

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Joanne Miller
Grade Levels
3rd - 6th
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Independent reading is such an important time for students to practice the skills that have been modeled or taught to them. But what should you do during this time? Make the most of this time by conducting INDEPENDENT READING CONFERENCES! This one on one time with each student will provide valuable information as you get to know them better as readers. I have created a series of questions to guide you through your conferences. These questions will take all the guess work out of conferencing, allowing you to keep a structured and focused time with your students. You will differentiate and individualize instruction with every student and you will enjoy every minute of it! Each template has questions by skill which are listed from easiest to most difficult. There are so many benefits of independent reading conferences: drives your small group (guided reading) and whole group instruction with the data you gather, informative data for parent conferences, bonding time with each student, able to monitor each student closely for strategies used while reading, books selected, and the list goes on!

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Resources includes:
16 different conferences templates (initial conference, 3 general fiction templates, making connections, character analysis, setting, problem/solution, visualization, theme, point of view, author’s craft, 2 general informational templates, text features, and text structures)
½ page and full page format
9 pages of “how to” conference directions and tips
Student checklist
Weekly and monthly calendar
Binder covers

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Interactive Character Analysis Posters
Book Character Awards {Character Traits}
Theme Boards {Common Book Theme Posters, Organizers and Anchor Charts}

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Total Pages
49 pages
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Lifelong tool
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