Capstone/Dissertation Title

Conducting reading conferences during reading workshop in a third grade classroom

Term

2013

Capstone

Thesis

Degree Name

MALED

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate how effective reading conferences can happen with students during reading workshop in a third grade classroom. Literature was reviewed to show how experts in the field of reading have successfully conducted individual reading conferences with students. In a qualitative study, third grade students were surveyed to learn about their understandings of and attitudes toward conferring. Next, three weeks of audio-recorded conferences were held with three focus students: one below-level reader, one on-level reader, and one above-level reader. These conferences were analyzed. The study concluded with a follow-up survey and small-group discussion with the focus students. Components of effective reading conferences found in the literature and used in the study include learning about the reader, complimenting the reader, offering a teaching point, and goal setting.

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