In case you missed it! Check out our posts on conferring toolkits.
Two elements form the very heart of every conference: the student, and the mentor text I can use to nudge her writing piece forward. …
Handwritten vs. Digital? How do you keep records of your conferences?
Add some cheat sheets to your Conferring Toolkits
In the case of explaining a strategy, a tip, or a writing insight, a picture is often worth a thousand words. Or more!
Here’s a list of things in my conferring toolkit! What’s in yours?
Whether it’s storytelling, or shared writing, or interactive writing, any piece of writing that your whole class created together is going to be extremely helpful to have at your fingertips while you are moving about the classroom conferring.
This week my friends and I at Two Writing Teachers will take you on a tour of our writing toolkits. You won’t want to miss a single post this week!
In these days of little-to-no-notice school closures, it’s easy to get stuck at home without everything you need to confer with your students. Having a digital conferring toolkit means you will have access to all of your materials from any device that connects to the internet.
Toolkits seem to be the thing that teachers want, yet keep putting off…but…
This will be the year! Grab a colleague or be my virtual buddy and follow along with a video tutorial to finally make the toolkit of your organizational dreams.
“How about we read Goodnight, Gorilla?” Raising my eyebrows, I gazed hopefully at my two year-old daughter. “Or maybe we could read The Grouchy Ladybug? You love that … Continue Reading Conferring with Writers: Beyond the Fundamentals of Writing Workshop
“Lift the ball with your right hand, and pretend your right knee is tied to your right elbow.” Placing the orange ball uncertainly in my right hand, I glanced over … Continue Reading Conferring: Writing Workshop Fundamentals
Amanda Hartman, author of One to One: The Art of Conferring with Young Writers, offers tips for teachers on how to strengthen their writing conferences.
Anna Gratz Cockerille provides tips for organizing and developing teaching toolkits you can use across the school year.
The Two Writing Teachers Team is taking a short winter recess.
This post shares a preview of some things to come in 2022!
As the 2020-21 school year progressed, some teachers reported improved one-to-one conferences when they were conducted through a screen. As students and teachers became more comfortable sharing their screens and recording videos, virtual conferences felt more natural. There are some aspects of virtual writing conferences that can be carried forward once everyone is back to school in-person 100% of the time and/or the masks get to come off indefinitely.
The Two Writing Teachers Team is taking a short winter break to rest and recharge. While we’re looking forward to our blogging break, we have a lot in store for 2021! Learn more in this post.
It is the time of year we are pausing at Two Writing Teachers and taking a short winter break. While we’re looking forward to our blogging break, we have a lot in store for 2020!
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A winter recess is upon us here at Two Writing Teachers! While we’re looking forward to our blogging break, we have a lot in store for 2019!
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Summer is here and we are taking a break before August hits!