Beginning of the year Reading Conversations always begin with asking where readers enjoy reading. This includes a boy/girl page about where the reader's favorite place to read is. It also includes an 8 page booklet about favorite places to read. This includes a cover as well as 5 pages that have a picture clue and a sentence starter in which the child needs to use the picture clue to complete the sentence and two pages for the child to include his/her own ideas about favorite places to read. To go along with favorite places to read is building reading stamina. There are a boy/girl chart to track reading stamina for a week as well as an anchor chart and large size squares in 1 minute, 5 minute and 10 minute intervals for teacher use in order to keep track of whole group reading stamina should you decide to track stamina in that way.