Small-Group and One-to-One Conferences

Small-Group and One-to-One Conferences

Conferring with students one-on-one and in small groups are powerful tools for formative assessment and differentiated instruction. Look over the shoulders of master literacy and mathematics teachers as they meet with individual students or small groups and learn how to effectively confer with students. Authors featured include Gail Boushey and Joan Moser (The 2 Sisters), Cris Tovani, Debbie Diller, and Patrick Allen.

15 videos | 16+ hours

1 year subscription = $1,230
3 year subscription = $2,870

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Collaborative Conferences

Learn how collaborative conferences allow teachers to pool knowledge and engage in focused dialogues designed to improve students’ writing. (K–6)

12 Minutes
1-year:$ 15
3-year:$ 35
Conferring with Boys

Discover the key elements of successful conferences with boys—allowing plenty of wait time, homing in on a specific text, and discussing the reading and writing strategies the student is using. (3–6)

10 Minutes
1-year:$ 15
3-year:$ 35
Fact Finders!

Watch as Patrick demonstrates comprehension strategies (determining importance in text, inferring, synthesizing, and more) during nonfiction think-aloud. (3–5)

35 Minutes
1-year:$ 75
3-year:$ 175
How Can I Support You?

Learn how to approach writing conferences from a place of inquiry by listening to students’ ideas, praising them for their successes, and asking questions to more clearly understand how to offer support. (3–5)

43 Minutes
1-year:$ 75
3-year:$ 175
How Did You Solve That?

Learn the specifics of facilitating small-group math meetings, including assessing students’ mathematical understandings, grouping students, encouraging student talk, choosing problems, and more. (K–3)

88 Minutes
1-year:$ 150
3-year:$ 350
Moving Into Math Stations, K-2

Discover how to find the time and space for math stations, organize and manage manipulatives, move from whole-group lessons to station work, foster math talk, and more. (K–2)

84 Minutes
1-year:$ 150
3-year:$ 350
Small Group Intervention

Watch as teachers work with a small group of students in a word study intervention that links reading and writing and explores word knowledge, word-solving, and guided practice. (3–6)

16 Minutes
1-year:$ 75
3-year:$ 175
Spotlight on Small Groups

Watch as Debbie leads two reading groups through a structured routine (introduction, guided practice, conferring, and check-in), demonstrating how to balance whole-group and differentiated instruction. (2–5)

58 Minutes
1-year:$ 150
3-year:$ 350
Stepping Up with Literacy Stations

Explore how to use literacy stations in grades three through six to provide reading and writing practice in the content areas and to support achievement. (3–6)

90 Minutes
1-year:$ 150
3-year:$ 350
Talk to Me

Peek inside fourteen individual and five group conferences as Cris listens to and learns about her students and differentiates her instruction to meet their reading and writing needs.

115 Minutes
1-year:$ 150
3-year:$ 350
Daily 5 Alive!

Watch how to launch three of the “Dailies”—Read to Self, Read to Someone, and Work on Writing. (K–5)

85 Minutes
1-year:$ 150
3-year:$ 350
Joy of Conferring

Focus in with Debbie as she conducts individual reading conferences with students whose needs range from decoding and comprehension to writing thoughtful responses. (K–3)

75 Minutes
1-year:$ 150
3-year:$ 350
Think Small!

Learn how to form groups, organize for small-group instruction, write lesson plans, and support student independence. (K–2)

90 Minutes
1-year:$ 150
3-year:$ 350
Up & Running with the Daily 5

Join Gail and Joan as they work with third- and fifth-grade teachers on launching the 10 Steps to Independence, differentiating tasks, modeling support strategies, demonstration brain-compatible lessons, and introducing Math Daily 3.

105 Minutes
1-year:$ 150
3-year:$ 350
What Are You Thinking?

Discover how individual reading conferences help teachers differentiate instruction, connect with readers, monitor student progress, and encourage children to love reading. (3–5)

96 Minutes
1-year:$ 150
3-year:$ 350