Go to: Components of a Reading Conference: Observation Form. Print two copies of this form (This form will be constantly in use during this unit, and you could continue to use it as a proforma for your conferences).
Familiarise yourself with the form, which includes the main components of a conference, as described in the document Reading Conferences: Assessment for Teaching and Learning.
Go to: Description of the content of a film clip of a reading conference: Luka and Gabrielle Caroline Springs College and Description of the content of a film clip of a reading conference: Kayla and Nazlia Movelle PS. Read the notes made for each student in each of the components. You may wish to review the film clips of the conferences again while referring to their descriptions.
Compare your description with these. This comparison task may help you to know more about what to look for in a conference.