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READING CONFERENCE

Adults Name: ____________________


***Questions printed in italics are those meant to ask directly of students.

Student Name:

Teacher & Hour:

Book Title:

What step # is the student currently


on?
Book Color Level:
On Page
of

Book Genre:

How do you know this book is a ____________(genre) book? Record student


response.

What is your (the students) current Power Goal? Record student response. Do not
give the student a new power goal.
Check here if he/she did not know his/her power goal.

Have the student read from their book for 1-2 minutes or 1-2 pages. While the
student is reading, record and watch/listen for the following:

Words the student missed/read


incorrectly:

Check if behavior was observed while


the student read:

Student read with appropriate rate (not


too fast/slow)

Student read with appropriate expression

Student paid attention to punctuation


while reading

Student corrected errors they made on


their own
If students self-corrected, list the number
of times they
did so:

Did this text seem for the student (circle one):


Right
Too Hard

Too Easy

Just

Pick 1-3 of the prompts below to talk to the student about his/her reading & record
this/her response(s):

VOCABULARY
Find a word that is new to you or that you
dont often use in your own everyday
speech on these pages. What do you
think it means? How do you know?
WORD:
PG#:

Are there any examples of figurative


language on this page? (If student doesnt
find it on their own, point it out to them).
What type of figurative language is this?
(check below). What does it mean?
QUOTE FROM TEXT:

MEANING:
Simile
Idiom

Metaphor

Hyperbole
Other

EVIDENCE:

Personification

MEANING:

LITERARY OR FICTIONAL TEXT


Who is/are the main character(s)? How
would you describe him/her/them?

Describe the setting of the story. (Should


include at a minimum when & where). How
does the setting impact the story? How
would the story be different if it was set
in a different time/place?

What problem/conflict/challenge is/are


the main character(s) facing?

How did the main character(s) solve the


problem? Or if it hasnt been solved, how
do you think they will solve it? Can you
tell me what in the text makes you think
that?

INFORMATIONAL OR NON-FICTION TEXT


What is the main/central idea of this text?

What are 2-3 key details that support or


explain the main idea?

What was the authors purpose in writing


this text? How do you know the authors
purpose was to ______? (check the purpose
the student chose & record his/her
explanation).

How was this text structured to share the


information? (Check students response).
How do you know?

To Persuade
To Inform
To Entertain

Explanation:

Chronological/Sequential Order
Compare/Contrast
Cause/Effect
Problem/Solution
Description
Chronological/Sequential Order
Explanation:

What was one thing the student did really well? (record & share with the
student)

Other Observations/Notes: