During this conference, Tessa works with Joy, a beginning kindergarten student. As they read a book that Joy chose, Tessa reinforces the accuracy strategies - Look carefully at letters and words, Cross Checking, Use beginning and ending sounds and Use the pictures...Do the words and pictures match. She also draws Joy's attention to her 'star words' or high frequency words.
Since it is the very beginning of the year, Tessa's students are still working on behaviors of independence. You'll want to pay attention to how she respectfully handles being interrupted by two students, acknowledging their needs without compromising her focus on the conference.