We received a couple of questions about conferring last week. They were: Michele wrote: I would like for you to share ideas about conferring. I love my conversations about books … Continue Reading Back to School Week: Conferring
Katie asked: How often do you collect and look at notebooks or are you doing it as you conference with students? I rarely read through a student’s notebook during a … Continue Reading Reading Notebooks
I consider myself fortunate to have learned more about the art of conferring with young writers from some of the best folks out there: Carl Anderson, Lucy Calkins, and Jen … Continue Reading Back to Basics: Conferring (Part of TWT’s Big Picture Series)
Structures and routines need to be clear in your head so they can be implemented when you start Writing Workshop. You can shift to a new routine or modify one … Continue Reading Getting Back to Basics: Structures & Routines (Part of TWT’s Big Pictures Series)
“Teach the writer, not the writing.” – Lucy Calkins Do you ever feel exasperated by all of the errors you see in your students’ writing? The conference begins and … Continue Reading Big Picture Series: Conferring
I walk into my favorite class of the day, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are floating through the air, She grew up in an Indiana town, with a good lookin’ mama who … Continue Reading Ruth’s Memoir Monday: High School Art Class.
I received a bunch of questions from a regular reader of TWT yesterday. Her questions seemed like ones that other folks might want the answers to, so I asked her … Continue Reading Answering Questions About Writing Workshop
Peek into two a strategy lesson and a conference I had during today’s Writing Workshop. 1. Strategy Lesson With Ruth’s Blessing, I printed out her the Slice of Life Story … Continue Reading Peek In!
SOLSC for 091608 – Knowing the Right Thing to Say Originally uploaded by teachergal I had one of the most amazing early-in-the-school-year writing conferences today. The student literally pondered what … Continue Reading Stacey’s SOLSC & A Great Writing Conference Collide
Trading Our Favorite Spaces: 1 of 2 Originally uploaded by teachergal Mary Lee & Franki are hosting something of a blog carnival over at A Year of Reading. It’s called … Continue Reading Trading My Favorite Classroom Spaces
Strategy Lesson Record Sheet Originally uploaded by teachergal It’s always been tedious recording the teaching point from strategy lessons on three – five kids’ conference record sheets every time I … Continue Reading Keeping Records
I was just reviewing my notes from the course I took with Lucy at the TCRWP Summer Writing Institute last month. I came across a page of notes I took … Continue Reading Meta-Language for Talking About Texts
I’m sitting on the rug next to my desk creating charts for the new school year. There’s not much to create since many of my old ones are laminated. I … Continue Reading A Conferring Chart to Post in Your Classroom
I wrote a post about structures and routines to teach kids in September within the context of Writing Workshop yesterday morning. There have been a few questions about “The Conferring … Continue Reading What’s a “Conferring Scarf?”
I worked on the Reading-Writing Connections Document for Those Shoes until 12:30 a.m. Here are two examples of the way I set it up: Craft Move Page Number(s) Why the … Continue Reading Those Shoes: The Mentor Text Teaching Document
Conferring Tips from C.A. Originally uploaded by teachergal Carl Anderson delivered an excellent keynote address at the TCRWP’s Writing Institute, which I attended a couple of weeks ago. It was … Continue Reading How to Make Conferring Better in Our Classrooms