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Writing Conference (2 videos)
Transcript of Writing Conference (2 videos)
An Overview of Conferring
* What are the goals of a writing conference?
* When should I confer with students about their writing?
* What will conferring look like in my classroom?
* What are the teaching moves in a writing conference?
* What should I teach in a writing conference?
What are the goals of a writing conference?
Teach the student one writing strategy or technique
that he/she can use in a current piece of writing.
When should I confer with students about their writing?
What will conferring look like?
Group 1- Read pages 5-6 and present information.
Break Out Sessions
Group 2- Read pages 7-8 and present information.
* You can have writing conferences anytime students are writing in your classroom.
* If you use the writing workshop method, you will confer with students as they spend days working on a piece of writing.
* Usually, writing workshop begins with a mini lesson ( a whole group lesson), then students work independently on their writing for 20-30 minutes. During this independent writing time , circulate around the classroom and confer with students.
* If you teach writing by giving prompts or assignments, confer with students during class as they work on those assignments.
* When conferring, you might move from desk to desk to sit next to students as they write.
* When conferring, you might sit at a "writing conference table" and call students to you one at a time.
* During a conference, sit side by side with the student, with the student's paper in front of both of you.
* It is best when the conference feels like a conversation, with both you and the student talking and listening to each other.
*Each conference is between five to seven minutes long.
*After each conference, note on the record-keeping forms any areas of need and the student's progress. This will help you remember the strategy you taught and your ideas for follow -up conferences.
[ http://www.galenaparkisd.com/campuspages/cobb/Simpson-WritersWorkshop.mp4 ]http://www.galenaparkisd.com/campuspages/cobb/Simpson-WritersWorkshop.mp4
What questions to ask students during conferencing?
* What are you struggling with?
* What do you want improve?
How does six traits work with writer's workshop?
*All the six traits provide a perfect framework for mini lessons.
* Six traits lessons are helpful for guiding students in revision.
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With a partner, practice conferencing with one another. Use the draft that you have been working on today.