Assessment During Individualized Daily Reading (IDR): The Compliment Conference
- Grades: 3–5
When I meet with students to discuss their reading, one of the approaches I take is the "Compliment Conference." In this type of conference I ask questions of the reader, name a strategy the child is using, and say “Good job!”
I like to do lots of these at the beginning of the year to help my students feel comfortable and develop a positive attitude about conferring.