Writing Conference. What is a writing conference?. Place to discuss craft and give suggestions to support student writing Opportunity to find out what your students are working on, provide direct instruction, and offer specific suggestions for improving their writing
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Place to discuss craft and give suggestions to support student writing
Opportunity to find out what your students are working on, provide direct instruction, and offer specific suggestions for improving their writing
Turn and talk with a partner- what are 3 reasons writing conferences are essential?
The goal of a conference is to sit down with a child and
talk about their writing.
How can you organize your classroom to support writing conferences?
What will this type of teaching require from you?
How will I know if I asked the right questions?
How can I gain the experience needed to know which questions to ask?
Role of the Teacher
Role of the Student
Student- learning about the writer
Must have teachable moment- give student something to talk away with
Genre (mentor texts; charts)
Allow wait time
Fistful of knowledge
Visualizing the next step (put words to their vision of doing the next steps)
Be willing to share writing or ideas