Getting at the Heart of Conferring – Empowering Readers and Writers

60 Minutes

How can only a few moments make such a lasting impact? We know that great reading and writing conferences between teachers and students create stronger, more independent readers and writers. These one-on-one interactions form the cornerstone of individualized instruction, and that’s why it’s so important to get it right. Kristen Painter demonstrates that by approaching students and conferring thoughtfully and deliberately, teachers can personalize their instruction, provide reinforcement, and assess student work in order to empower students to improve outcomes, and nurture a lifetime love of reading and writing.