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Assessment During Individualized Daily Reading (IDR): The Coaching Conference

By Beth Newingham on May 22, 2013
  • 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.

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