Living the Life of a Reader and Writer
Jennifer Myers
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Readers Conference 1

Myers has a reader's conference during independent reading time.

Readers conferences are important during independent reading time for many reasons. For one, it allows me to differentiate instruction for all of my learners. I can find a teaching point for each student, and teach to it. In addition, it allows me to check to see if the independent reading book the student has selected is a just right book for them.

When I conduct a readers conference, I always begin by pointing out one thing I noticed the reader is doing that is positive. Then, as I listen to them read, I find the teaching point that I would like to leave the student with. During this time, it is also important to take an informal running record. This can be used for assessment purposes later on.


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