Assessment During Individualized Daily Reading (IDR): The Coaching Conference
- Grades: 3–5
One of the approaches I take when meeting with students to discuss their reading is the "Coaching Conference." In this type of conference, I already know what my teaching point will be and want to see how the student is doing with a specific skill or strategy.
I get ideas for these conferences from working with students in guided reading groups and studying their Reader's Notebooks. These conferences are somewhat planned ahead of time since I already have in mind what I want to work on with the reader.