Table of Contents

1. What It Means to Be a Reader

2. What It Means to Teach Reading

3. Getting Ready: Management and Structures

4. Matching Students to Just-Right Books

5. Reinforcing Students’ Strengths: Compliment Conferences

6. Supporting Students During Whole-Class Studies

7. Helping Students Move from Reading Level to Level

8. Holding Students Accountable for Previous Teaching

9. Improving Student Conversations About Books

10. Planning for What to Teach and How to Teach It

11. Working Efficiently: Group Conferring

12. Keeping Records

Appendix: Conference Transcripts