M.A. Reading Education
Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Education
College of Education
School children--Books and reading
Language and Literacy Education
The purpose of this study was to document how reading conferences can support students while independently reading. The specific goal was to focus on how reading conferences can help students become aware of their reading choices and text selection. Questions that guided my research included: How can reading conferences help hold students accountable for their independent reading? How are students selecting independent reading books? How can reading conferences encourage conversations when the text connects to the student's Funds of Knowledge? Do students make more connections to a text if they have prior background knowledge on the topic? Data was collected through reading conferences, anecdotal notes, and questionnaires. Students participated in at least three conferences about their independent reading book when they discussed how and why they selected their current text. Reading conferences helped students become more reflective about their text selection and helped students to make more connections while reading.
Carter, Kaitlyn, "Reading conferences to support 5th Grade independent reading" (2020). Theses and Dissertations. 2763.