Study Series Session 5: Make Reading Conferring Work


Responsive Guided Reading

Kate Roberts, TheEdCollab Network Member and author of A Novel Approach, and Kristi Mraz, co-author of Kids First From Day One, lead this session on tackling one of the most challenging, yet more rewarding, parts of reading instruction: the reading conference. Dig into nuts and bolts of this important method while also reflecting on ways to refine your practice. How do you have meaningful conversations with readers when you do not know their book? What are the other students doing while you attempting to confer? How do you keep track of the many needs in your room? Regardless of your grade level, this session will support you in working with everyone from young and emergent readers up through sophisticated readers. Drawing on decades of reading research and practice, as well as the presenters work in classrooms around the world, this session will support you in strengthen (or even starting if you are not yet using!) this effective and important method. Conversations with readers, when purposeful, can become the heartbeat of your classroom.

Standards-aligned: CCSS R1-10; Danielson: 1, 2a-b, 3, 4a, d-e; Teaching Tolerance: Identity, Diversity

Each session is linked to professional and learning standards. As every district is different, crosswalk these between your own standards for alignment or contact us with questions.

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Study Series

Registration levels:

  • Regular Price: $49/session
  • Discount: $39/session discount for 3 or more single Sessions in one purchase
  • Full Year: $29/session (at $348 for the year).  Plus a 15% discount on 5 or more Full Year orders!
  • GO FARTHER: A Full Year subscription is INCLUDED for all Virtual Think Tank members!

Sessions are tagged with the following Professional and Learning Standards, (we suggest you correlate these to any local standards you may be using): Danielson Framework For Teaching; Common Core State Standards for ELAISTE [Technology] Standards


Benefits for Registered Members

All sessions are designed for K-12 educators, coaches, and administrators supporting reading and writing development in their school.

Single Session members:

  •  Online, interactive Session led by inspiring content experts
  •   Related Resources curated by presenters
  •   Session recording on-demand until June 30
  •   Share your screen with colleagues from your school
  •  Rigorous, standards aligned, practices to raise student achievement
  •  Registered members receive a Professional Development Certificate for all completed sessions

Full Year Series members:

  •  Have access to ALL 12 Sessions and recordings at the greatest discount (only $29/session)