This page will house our work and resources around conferring with our readers.

Tips and prompts from The Art of Teaching Reading by Lucy Calkins

One possible recording sheet, from Conferring with Readers by Jen Serravallo and Gravity Goldberg


Here is another conferring form you could use to add your own unit-based goals:



Postcard size reminder with Research - Decide - Teach structure


Here is language you can use when conferring - with readers or writers:




Here is a K-1st grade conferring tool that uses Elizabeth Sulzby's Emergent Reading Classifcation and provides tips for conferring at each stage...

Front of page:

Back of page:

Here is a bookmark with tips for conferring. Side one is a list of talking points based on the architecture of a conference. Side two is a simple description of each part of a conference with tips from Shanna Swartz from Teachers College.