Video: Student/Teacher Conferencing: Essential components of an English/Literacy block

Student/Teacher Conferencing is a vital part of the data collection during a Literacy Block. Dr Kaye Lowe shares how student/teacher conferencing is key to encouraging and setting expectations for students work. She showcases an example from one of her students on how she conferenced and the techniques she uses to best bring out a student's passion for writing.

Dr Kaye Lowe is a respected literacy author and presenter and has taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses in literacy for more than 20 years. She is the author of PETAA books, Writing the Future and For the Love of Reading: Supporting struggling readers.

Key Messages

  1. Every week on a rostered schedule
  2. During the 20 minute reading/writing time
  3. Collect data to inform instructional decisions
  4. Giving struggling readers undivided attention
  5. Feed forward
  6. Monitor Progress
  7. Quality Control
  8. Accountability