Here are the four questions for my "listening" conferences:
1. What have you learned about yourself as a reader this year?
2. Name a part of Reading Workshop (read aloud, book clubs, book partners, celebrations, jotting, Reader's Notebooks, reading graph, independent reading, mini-lesson) that impacted your reading this year. Why was this component so special or important to you as a reader?
3. Name a book that has impacted you as a reader this year. Why was this book(s) so special?
4. We need to make time for the things that are important. Reading is important. Think about your summer. When do you think you will make time to read? Where can you make time to read? Set a summer reading goal for yourself!
21 conferences...5 days. I am putting this at the top of my list of important things to do this week. At the end of each conference, I have selected a book for each individual student to place on the top of their "Summer Next Stack" list. I can't wait to "listen" to their response...do I know them the way I think I do?
Agenda this week:
1. "Listening" conferences with each student.
2. "Listening" to book trailers to support us in adding titles to our "Summer Next Stack" list. Check out these two sites for booktrailers: Book Trailers for Readers and Scholastic Book Trailers.
"Listening" in May is challenged by the fast pace of the end of the school year. My wish is that every student leaves for the summer with a "Next Stack" of titles, a summer reading goal, and most of all knowing that their teacher truly "listened" to them and cares so very much!
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Maria @ Teaching in 21