Let's Talk

Managing One-on-One, Peer, and Small-Group Conferences

When it comes to increasing student motivation and success in writing, classroom talk is a powerful tool. More than simply providing assessment data for predetermined standards, talking with our students builds relationships and a community where students rely on one another—not just their teacher—for advice, affirmation, and support.

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When it comes to increasing student motivation and success in writing, classroom talk is a powerful tool. More than simply providing assessment data for predetermined standards, talking with our students builds relationships and a community where students rely on one another—not just their teacher—for advice, affirmation, and support.

Let's Talk is packed with real classroom examples and stories to help educators make conferences more manageable and meaningful. Organized by ty...read more

About the Author(s)

Mark is a native of Colorado, and received his education at the University of Northern Colorado, Colorado College, and University of Colorado at Denver. He has over 30 years of teaching experience, most of it in Cherry Creek Schools in Denver, Colorado.

Table of Contents

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Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Why Talk?
Part 1: Teacher-Student Talk
Chapter 1: Qualities of Effective Feedback
Chapter 2: One Teacher, One Student: The "Classic" Conference
Chapter 3: One Teacher, Several Students: The Guided Writing Conference
Chapter 4: One Teacher, Many Students: Author's Chair and the Public Conference
Part 2: Student-Student Talk
Chapter 5: Two Students: The Peer Conference
Chapter 6: Several Students: The Peer Review Conference
Conclusion
Appendix
References

Product Details

Grade Range: 3-8
Media: 128 pp/paperMedia: E-BookMedia: E-Book/Print
Year: 2015
Item No: 0855Item No: 1046Item No: B855
ISBN: 978-1-57110-855-5ISBN: 978-1-62531-046-0ISBN: 978-1-5711B-855-5

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