Conferring: Stretching Words
Beth Lawson worked for over a decade as a grades 3 and 4 teacher in the Evergreen (Washington) School District. She is currently a literacy coach.
In this video, Sean confers with a second grader who is working on reading the actual print words vs. substituting words that make sense in context, but may alter the meaning slightly. She begins by summarizing her series book and then they work toward the goal. Sean reinforces what is really important for her as a reader.
Joan Moser confers with Colin, a first grader who is working on the skills of fluency and accuracy.
Anna is a five-year-old student in an Oregon kindergarten classroom who speaks Vietnamese at home. In this conference with Ruth Shagoury, she shares writing about her classmates and a snake, testing out her growing knowledge of the alphabet, sounds, and the purposes of writing.