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4 Blocks
Grade: Elementary
Subject: 4 Blocks

#1924. SSR teacher/student run conferences

4 Blocks, level: Elementary
Posted Sat Aug 26 20:50:29 PDT 2000 by Marguerite Lowak (

Pecan Valley, San Antonio
Materials Required: blank copy of conference sheet
Activity Time: 3-5min
Concepts Taught: Comprehension, enjoyment

After buying the 4 blocks lesson planner, I adapted
my reading conferences to contain two different
types. These types are Child run and teacher run.

Self-selected Reading
Child run / Book share conference

Student___________________ Date_________

Book title________________________________

Title of your book?______________________

1. Do you like this book? Why/why not

2. What didn't you like about this book?

3. Favorite part?

4. What was the (saddest, silliest, strangest, or most
Surprising) part of this book?

5. Favorite picture - locate in book.

7. What did you learn from this book?

Conference went: very well good


Self- Selected Reading
Teacher conference/observation

Student_________________________ Date________

Book title:_______________________

Circle the appropriate descriptors:

1. Student reads:
Fluently word by word self-corrects

2. Strategies used:
Sounds out words pictures

Context clues syntax clues

3. Circle correctly answered questions, / incorrect,
leave alone if not asked.

title characters setting

beginning ending fantasy/reality

problem solution other:___________

4. Comprehension is: excellent good fair poor

5. Focus question & response:

6. This book was: too easy too hard appropriate