The Teacher’s Toolkit for Independent Reading from Gravity Goldberg and Renée Houser, is an all-in-one system for conferring with confidence. Each component of the toolkit supports teachers during every step of conferring—from determining what to look and listen for and preparing teaching texts to modeling reading notebook entries, giving feedback, and organizing note-taking systems.

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Grade Level Specific Teaching Materials

Each toolkit provides the following tailored support for teachers at Grade 3, Grade 4 and Grade 5:

  • Supporting Independent Readers: 25 Answers to Your Most Frequently Asked Questions About Conferring professional book
  • Grade-level specific Your Everyday Guide to Conferring
  • Teacher's Reading Notebook
  • Teaching Texts booklet Videos and Companion Website

Conferring Organizer and Management System

In addition, it includes:

  • 3-ring binder with 32 rewriteable tabs and 5-pocket accordion storage area
  • Teacher and student-specific sticky notes
  • Convenient zippered binder pouch for storage

Videos and Companion Website

The companion website provides additional resources:

  • Professional Study Videos (to support the Supporting Independent Readers: 25 Answers to Your Most Frequently Asked Questions About Conferring professional book)
  • 20-30 videos for sustained professional development with user guide
  • Downloadable tools from Your Everyday Guide to Conferring

Sample Videos: