Pam meets with Nicole to discuss her progress with summary writing. They have met many times before and are very comfortable with each other and the safe, supportive nature of a conference. Nicole is focusing on important details to help her write effective summaries. She is able to determine importance when reading non-fiction, but is less successful with fiction. Through Pam's gentle probing, supportive statements and definition of summary, Nicole leaves with the adequate tools to practice using this strategy independently. Notice Pam gives her an audience and accountabliity to complete this learning by letting her know she will read it when her reading response journal is turned in. Ever wonder what a short, focused, jam packed conference looks like? Watch and listen below!