I am so glad that you are back to blogging. I have been a blog reader of both you and Angela. I love all of your ideas and how you organizer them. Your reading workshop video was great for me to reevaluate how I use my time during Reader's Workshop.
Also, I really like how you compared guided reading and strategy groups. Ever since I read The Daily Cafe this summer I have been unclear what to focus on during small groups. One question I still have is if strategy groups are for specific skills that need to be worked on with various levels of students do you not focus on a specific skills during a guided reading lesson? Does that make sense? For you is a guided reading lesson more looking at the story comprehension as a whole and whatever the "tricky" part is? Could you explain your thinking a little further? I would greatly appreciate it.
Secondly, I was wondering if when you conference with students if you set any individual goals to work on with the student? or is the conference to assess how a student is reading (fluency) and comprehending currently in their independent reading?
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