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
ACELY1712: Select, 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
ACELY1713: Use comprehension strategies to interpret and analyse information and ideas, comparing content from a variety of textual sources including media and digital texts
ACELY1801: Analysing and evaluating texts, Analyse strategies authors use to influence readers
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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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