What is a teacher’s Guide to writing conferences?
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.
What does Carl do at a writing conference?
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. He helps you understand:
How can I help my child prepare for a writing conference?
In general, the best way to help kids become able to talk about what they’re doing in conferences is to give mini-lessons on the student’s role in a writing conference. Often, kids are confused about what they’re supposed to do in response to the question, “How’s it going?”, and a class discussion can help clear this up.
How do I take a master class on conferring with young writers?
To really dive deep, you’ll want to set aside more time so you can view and take notes on the 25 videos that showcase Carl conferring with young writers at every grade level the book covers. After you’ve read the book and watched the videos, you’ll have taken a master class on conferring with young writers.