Conferring

Why Confer? : The Importance of Conferring with Writers and Readers

Conferring is not the icing on the cake, it is the cake.” – Carl Anderson I saw this quote at a training I just attended about conferring with writers and it really made me think.  It made me realize that I’ve been viewing conferring very differently. My view was that the mini-lesson is the cake… Continue reading Why Confer? : The Importance of Conferring with Writers and Readers

Conferring

Implementing Individual Reading Conferences

In writing workshop, I utilize conferences to set goals with students, give compliments, and offer feedback about something that the student can immediately act on. I’ve been thinking about how I can implement reading conferences during readers workshop. That task sounds a little daunting because of the time required to meet with each student as… Continue reading Implementing Individual Reading Conferences