Conferring with Young Writers

What to Do When You Don't Know What to Do

If you’ve ever sat down to confer with a child and felt at a loss for what to say or how to help move him or her forward as a writer, this book is for you. If you are a strong teacher of writing but are not seeing results from your students, this book is for you.

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If you’ve ever sat down to confer with a child and felt at a loss for what to say or how to help move him or her forward as a writer, this book is for you. If you are a strong teacher of writing but are not seeing results from your students, this book is for you.

Authors Kristin Ackerman and Jennifer McDonough have been teaching writing for several years and know that conferring can be a murky and messy process—perhaps the hardest component of all. Written from the lessons they’ve lear...read more

Jen and Kristin unpack the essential questions about teaching writing that we all have. . . .This book is written with a clear, accessible writing style, and steeped in wisdom and years of classroom practice.
Georgia Heard

About the Author(s)

Kristin has been teaching and conferring with writers for over twelve years. As a literacy coach, teacher, presenter, consultant and writer she is passionate about reading and writing. Kristin has taught in Title 1 schools in both Florida and Georgia as well as an independent school in Florida.

Jen McDonough is a first-grade teacher and literacy coach at the Benjamin School in North Palm Beach, Florida. She has taught first grade and kindergarten for ten years and has been a part of literacy training for teachers for more than three years.

Table of Contents

  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: The Elements of Conferring Well: Building Trust
  • Chapter 2: Overview: The Three Fs
  • Chapter 3: Frequency: Maximizing the Time We Work with Students
  • Chapter 4: Focus: Keeping Specific Goals in Mind
  • Chapter 5: Follow-Up: Making Our Teaching Stick
  • Afterword
  • References

Product Details

Grade Range: K-5
Media: 160 pp/paper
Year: 2016
Item No: 1039
ISBN: 978-1-62531-039-2ISBN: 978-1-62531-123-8ISBN: 978-1-62531-B39-2
Hashtag: #YoungWriters

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