Christy Rush-Levine takes you into her middle school classroom, and shares the strategies and techniques she uses with her middle school readers to deepen their reflection and understanding of books while conferring. And this is all done in five minutes or less, without feeling rushed or constrained by a protocol.


Meaningful Reading Conferences

5 Minute Wonders

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