Reading Conferences are a time for the teacher to:
  • learn about student reading interests
  • determine the appropriateness of the text the student is reading
  • observe strategies used while reading
  • listen to oral reading
  • take a running record
  • ask questions about the reading
  • determine a teaching point, and share an observation with the student
  • keep a record of the conference in your conferring notebook
  • provide a focus for the student's reading and the next conference