Conferring With Readers Part 3
Today we saw conferring in action. We went into the grade one and two classes to observe. The Teacher Assistants came back with great things to say!
What we noticed…
We value Reading! During Reader’s workshop, ALL of the students are reading independently and know their roles as readers.
Conferring is sacred! Students know not to interrupt a teacher when they are having that special conferring time.
Taking notes is important. Every teacher was gathering data, tracking her assessment, and recording her teaching, either electronically or with pen and paper.
What we saw…
Compliments-Teachers gave specific feedback through the use of a compliment.
Teaching Points-Teachers thought about what the individual student needed at that time, not necessarily what the mini lesson teaching point was that day, or what the child thought they should be working on. Teachers taught ONE thing that was right for the learner.
Thank you to the talented (and brave) grade one and two teachers that we saw conferring today.
What did you learn from watching the conferring? What questions do you continue to have? What new ideas are you thinking about?
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