To Know and Nurture a Reader

Conferring with Confidence and Joy

Conferring with students about reading allows for clearer access to one-on-one, in-the-moment teaching and learning, yet it can feel intimidating or overwhelming. Kari Yates and Christina Nosek want to help. Here they have provided practical, reflective, student-centered teaching moves that you can use to develop an intentional, joy-filled conferring practice.

To Know and Nurture a Reader is a get-going guide to conferring. The book includes step-by-step guidance that is also considerate of time and other classroom challenges, as well as:

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Conferring with students about reading allows for clearer access to one-on-one, in-the-moment teaching and learning, yet it can feel intimidating or overwhelming. Kari Yates and Christina Nosek want to help. Here they have provided practical, reflective, student-centered teaching moves that you can use to develop an intentional, joy-filled conferring practice.

To Know and Nurture a Reader is a get-going guide to conferring. The book includes step-by-step guidance that is also ...read more

About the Author(s)

Kari Yates is an author, speaker, consultant and staff developer with a passion for helping busy literacy educators thrive. Her experiences include classroom teacher, special education, Reading Recovery teacher, elementary principal and district literacy coordinator.

Christina Nosek is a classroom teacher, author, speaker, and passionate literacy education advocate. For the past 20 years, Christina has experienced the classroom from many sides including special education inclusion aide, lower and upper grade elementary teacher, reading specialist, literacy coach, and staff developer.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction: conferring with courage and commitment

PART 1 Interactive Moves: The How of Conferring
Chapter 1 Wonder: Bringing Curiosity and an Open Mind to Every Conference
Chapter 2 Affirm: Celebrating Effort, Strategy, and Emerging Work
Chapter 3 Extend: Nudging Readers Forward
Chapter 4 Remind: Ensuring Transfer Beyond This Conference

PART 2 Intentional Directions: The What of Conferring
Chapter 5 Confer to Support Book Choice
Chapter 6 Confer to Develop Healthy Habits
Chapter 7 Confer to Strengthen Strategic Process
Chapter 8 Confer to Support Authentic Response

PART 3 Organizational Moves: Behind the Scenes
Chapter 9 Gather Materials: Getting Ready for Teaching and Learning On the Go
Chapter 10 Make a Plan: Creating Time to Confer with All Students
Chapter 11 Take Note: Holding On to Thinking to Help Pave the Path Ahead

Putting It All Together: The Art of Decision Making

Appendix
References
Index

Product Details

Grade Range: K-5
Media: 256 pp/paper
Published: 07/2018
Item No: 1172Item No: 1173Item No: 1B72
ISBN: 978-1-62531-172-6ISBN: 978-1-62531-173-3ISBN: 978-1-62531-B72-6

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