Developed by a new teacher and her literacy coach, PocketConnie puts high quality conferring support in any teachers pocket. Our web tools and engaging PD help teachers improve their reader analysis and conferring skills.
We do this by also providing assessments, scripts and resources. With PocketConnie even brand new teachers can improve student’s reading engagement with high quality, targeted 1:1 instruction.
We support schools who use independent reading and/or a Reader’s Workshop approach to help build lifelong readers. We know that in workshop it can be challenging to make sure that all students are engaged and using their independent reading time effectively.
Our conferring tool helps teachers
provide targeted 1:1 support to their readers.
We help teachers to focus on building student’s reading identity and developing strong reading habits to
increase student’s independent reading
stamina and engagement.
We know that adopting new practices and developing teaching skills takes time. That’s why PocketConnie PD includes a 1 day workshop that builds the content knowledge teachers need to begin conferring, and then 6 weeks of online sessions to support teachers through implementation. Teachers get continuing feedback to build and solidify their conferring practice.
1st Grade Teacher
"Prior to using the app I did not confer with students on their readerly life or reading habits I taught reading skills through guided reading. After using the app and conferring more on reading interest, behaviors, and readerly life my data soared.”