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Reading Conference Toolkits: Year 6


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Years: 5-6

20 Pages

Product Code: TEAC1678

Resource Type: Classroom Resources

About this teaching resource

"A great reading conference only takes five minutes but its impact can last a lifetime."  Gravity Goldberg and Jennifer Serravallo 'Conferring With Readers'

The Reading Conference provides a critical opportunity for your Year 6 readers to demonstrate what they are doing as they engage with their personal book collection and for you to notice and respond with on-the-spot teaching, feedback and goal setting.

Reading Conference Toolkit - Year 6, contains all the tools you need to run successful Reading Conferences with your students. 

Key tools include: 

  • Four-step Reading Conference routine checking in on students’ current reading goal, sampling their oral reading and comprehension and setting the new reading goal. 
  • Individual student Reading Record sheet to notice and note the effectiveness of each student’s reading strategy use: word solving, monitoring and correcting, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, opinion, reading goal.
  • ACARA Year 6 Reading Achievements: A checklist to guide your observations and record keeping during the conference.
  • Reading goal bookmark: a simple tool to enable personalised reading goals to be recorded as a prompt for application during independent reading.
  • Running Record Tools: Blank Running Record sheet, sample Running Record and Running Record conventions. Running Records provide a powerful insight into a reader’s behaviours and strategy use as they are reading. 
  • Flip Chart: Reading Conference prompts. This 6-page flip chart supports you with possible prompts for each stage of the reading conference.
  • Signs of Reading Achievement Yrs 3-6: a comprehensive checklist of later primary reading behaviours to teach and support. 

Australian curriculum alignment

Year 6  

ACELY1712Select, navigate and read texts for a range of purposes, applying appropriate text processing strategies and interpreting structural features, for example table of contents, glossary, chapters, headings and subheadings

ACELY1713Use comprehension strategies to interpret and analyse information and ideas, comparing content from a variety of textual sources including media and digital texts

ACELY1801Analysing and evaluating texts, Analyse strategies authors use to influence readers


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    Louise K

    Added this comment on 31 May, 2018

    This resource has been extremely useful and easy to use. Every time I have a reading conference with a child I use the toolkit because it is just so helpful. I specifically like the Flip Chart of Reading Conference Prompts. It gives me specific but varied questions to ask throughout every stage of the conference. This allows me to gain a great insight into the child’s thinking, understanding of the text and themselves as a reader and also their goals. It also means I can give really strong feedback making my reading conferences smooth and successful.

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