The Joy of Conferring (DVD)
One-on-one with young readers
Author: Debbie Miller
Format: Viewing guide + 75 min DVD
Publisher: Stenhouse 2005
Audience: Professional reference
Audience year level
While reading Debbie Miller's book, Reading With Meaning, or viewing her Happy Reading! video series, one wonders at Debbie's ability to orchestrate a buzzing classroom full of first-graders into a cooperative literacy community. The Joy of Conferring lets us focus in with Debbie and see what happens at the individual level as she conducts reading conferences with her students. In the first program, Debbie engages in a series of six conferences with students who have a range of needs. The second program shows in almost real time the ways Debbie is able to check in with the entire class of students. DVD extras include Debbie's explanation of whole class charts and lessons for book selection, and a bonus conference.