A Teacher's Guide to Writing Conferences by Carl Anderson, Katie Wood
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A Teacher's Guide to Writing Conferences

Classroom Essentials

In A Teacher’s Guide to Writing Conferences, Carl Anderson explains the underlying principles and reasons for conferring with students, and how to make writing conferences a part of your daily routine

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How can I get started with conferring, or improve my conferences?
How can conferences help me meet the diverse needs of student writers?
How can I fit conferences into my busy writing workshop schedule?

Helping students become better writers is what writing conferences are all about. In A Teacher’s Guide to Writing Conferences, Carl Anderson explains the underlying principles and reasons for conferring with students, and how to make writing conferences a part of your daily routine. With clear and accessible language, Carl guides you through the three main parts of a writing conference, and shows you the teaching moves and intentional language that can be used in each one. Lots of video plus teaching tips bring the content to life, and provide everything you need to help you become a better writing teacher.

Contents

Part One: What Is a Writing Conference?
My First Writing Conference Was a Disaster
Writing Conferences Happen in Writing Workshop
What Is a Writing Conference?
Why Confer?
Part Two: Start by Discovering What the Student is Doing as a Writer
Invite Students to Talk About Their Writing
What Will Students Talk About?
Five Scenarios That Happen After You Ask, “How’s It Going?”
Try It Yourself: Studying Your Conferring
Part Three: Assess and Decide What to Teach
Recognizing Patterns Is the Key to Good Decision-Making
Writing Patterns and Teaching Points
Try It Yourself: Building Your Knowledge of Writing Patterns and Teaching Points
Part Four: Then Teach Powerfully
Move One: Give Feedback
Move Two: Deliver a Teaching Point
Move Three: Coach
Move Four: Link to Independent Work
Studying the Four Teaching Moves in a Transcript of a Conference
Try It Yourself: Improving Your Conference Teaching

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Email planningservices@heinemann.com if you would like to contact Carl Anderson directly about professional development support.

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Email planningservices@heinemann.com if you would like to contact Katie Wood Ray directly about professional development support.