Conferring

The Keystone of Reader's Workshop

In professional workshops with teachers over the years, Patrick Allen has encountered a list of "counterfeit beliefs" about the process of conferring with readers, including such comments as: "I don't have time, I don't know what questions to ask, It's too hard, I don't know what to write in my notes, I don't even take notes, I don't know how to go deep. . ." In Conferring: The Keystone of Reader's Workshop, Patrick maintains that the benefits of conferring are worth the effort of learning to do it well.

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In professional workshops with teachers over the years, Patrick Allen has encountered a list of "counterfeit beliefs" about the process of conferring with readers, including such comments as: "I don't have time, I don't know what questions to ask, It's too hard, I don't know what to write in my notes, I don't even take notes, I don't know how to go deep. . ." In Conferring: The Keystone of Reader's Workshop, Patrick maintains that the benefits of conferring are worth the effort of le...read more

About the Author(s)

Patrick is the youngest of ten children--five boys and five girls. "My parents were wonderful role models of literacy and learning, hard work, and humility," he says. His mother was a cook and owned a restaurant, and his father, a bricklayer by trade, helped run the restaurant and served as a "night cop" in their hometown.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Debbie Miller
Acknowledgments
Prologue: Why Confer?
Chapter One: Counterfeit Beliefs About Conferring
Chapter Two: Conferring Goals and Guiding Principles
Chapter Three: Building the Environment for Conferring--Five Requisite Ashlars
Chapter Four: The RIP Model--Bringing Thoughtful Structure to Our Conferring
Chapter Five: Cultivating Rigor, Nurturing Inquiry, and Developing Intimacy
Chapter Six: Conferring Walk-Aways
Chapter Seven: Conferring Ain't Easy
Conclusion: Adieu
Appendix
Bibliography
Index

Product Details

Grade Range: 1-8
Media: 232 pp/paper
Year: 2008
Item No: 0768Item No: 0860Item No: B768
ISBN: 978-157110-768-8ISBN: 978-157110-860-9ISBN: 978-15711B-768-8

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