1st Edition

Teacher's Toolkit for Independent Reading, Grade 4

Imprint: Routledge
Paperback: 9781625314017
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Creating strong, independent readers with conferring requires thoughtful planning, active listening, accurate tracking, and personalized follow-up. Many teachers don’t know where to start; planning effective conferring conversations and selecting the right tools can seem daunting. Teachers Gravity Goldberg and Renée Houser understand how overwhelming conferring can be, so they developed the Teacher’s Toolkit for Independent Reading, Grade 4.

Designed especially for Grade 4 students, the Teacher’s Toolkit provides an all-in-one conferring system to help teachers: 
  • Access ready-to-use teaching texts, a curriculum guide with grade-level specifics for teaching with focus, and tools to engage students in their individual reading process and progress
  • Learn and model essential independent reading skills for their students
  • Build the confidence to focus on responsive, personalized discussions with students
  • Organize and easily access teaching materials and student progress notes in one place
  • Gain ready access to expert conferring advice provided in the professional book, online videos, and Facebook community
Each Toolkit includes:

Grade-Level Specific Teaching Materials
  • Supporting Independent Readers: 25 Answers to Your Most Frequently Asked Questions About Conferring professional book, Grades 3-5
  • Grade-level specific Your Everyday Guide to Conferring, Grade 4
  • Teacher's Reading Notebook, Grades 3-5
  • Teaching Texts booklet, Grade 4

Conferring Organizer and Management System
  • 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

Companion Website Access
  • 20-30 videos for sustained professional development and learning
  • Video viewing guide
  • Downloadable tools from Your Everyday Guide to Conferring, Grade 4

With Teacher's Toolkit for Independent Reading, Grade 4, teachers will have everything they need to prepare, model, track, and manage effective, student-centered conferring sessions with confidence.

Teacher's Toolkit for Independent Reading, Grade 3 and Teacher's Toolkit for Independent Reading, Grade 5 are also available.


In Teaching Texts, Grade 4, what is the last name of the author of “The Beckoning Cat” in Unit 1?
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