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Conferring Thoughts

Just a few things on my mind about conferring:

  • It’s a conversation. Just talk as a writer to another writer.
  • Look for approximations. What is the student almost doing but not quite? Compliment this attempt and then help it become more standard.
  • Enjoy the conversation.
  • Listen. Listen. Then listen some more. Really listen.
  • In addition to listening, look at the work.
  • Ask: “What is the ONE thing that will make the biggest difference for this writer?”
  • Love them.



Ruth Ayres View All

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