Being in a more formal reader’s workshop format this year has meant that I have needed a better method of keeping track of all of the one-on-one and small group conferences I am having constantly. So as always, I thought why not share what I have created with the world. Mind you that I tweak these as I use them so if you really love a form you may want to keep a copy of it before I change it.
We do a modified 40 book challenge for the year. Here is the sheet explaining the rules and also keep track of their books.
How Am I as a Reader. I started out the year by asking students how they were as readers, these were the base for our first conference.
Reading Parent Survey (borrowed from Colby Sharp). A few weeks into school i ask the students to fill this out with their parents.
Calendar of one-on-one conferences: This idea is adapted from the The 2 Sisters, I also have a pensive where I keep all of this. Now I can see at a glance who I have met with. by putting the conference date in the small check boxes.
One-on-one student conference sheet. I needed somewhere to keep all of my thoughts and this is what has helped me.
Reading Log. I have been asked for students to keep a reading log so this is our modified, in room use only, reading log that the students fill out every day after they have read independently.
Small Group Conference Calendar sheet. I pull a lot of small groups to quick hit on skills with them but I needed a separate way to keep track of when I did it. This sheet is helping me keep track of them.
Small Group Conference Sheet. This is a conference sheet specifically for a child in a small group setting, I needed the distinction between one-on-one and small group so I created this.
Monthly Reading Reflection Sheet. I have students do shorter weekly reflections about their progress and goal but at the end of the month I have them do a longer reflection more centered on reading. Here is September’s.
I hope this useful to you, I know it is helping me stay sane and on top of all of my diverse readers and their passion.
I am a passionate (female) 5th grade teacher in Wisconsin, USA, proud techy geek, and mass consumer of incredible books. Creator of the Global Read Aloud Project, Co-founder of EdCamp MadWI, and believer in all children. I have no awards or accolades except for the lightbulbs that go off in my students’ heads every day. First book “Passionate Learners – Giving Our Classroom Back to Our Students Starting Today” will be released this fall from PLPress. Follow me on Twitter @PernilleRipp.