Formative Assessment for Independent Reading Must Be Ongoing!
Make that time count with individual reading conferences. Conferring one on one with readers can make a huge difference in how much they get out of the time spent in class and at home on reading independently. Research has shown over and over again that the more time students spend reading self-selected texts, the more proficient they become with comprehension, vocabulary, and language skills. Conferring with readers helps them transfer skills and strategies from whole/small group into their own reading. It also helps them develop self-monitoring skills which are vital to becoming a strong reader.
The product includes:
How and Why notes on getting started with individualize conferring
Forms for record keeping during reading conferences
Forms for determining and keeping track of student needs for conferring
Prompt cards for staying on track and asking good questions during conferencing
Photographs and samples for teachers who like to "see" what it might look like
Two different reading logs for keeping track of student independent reading