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On the Podcast: Modeling Conferences as Conversations with Katie Wood Ray, Jennifer Serravallo, and Carl Anderson

Today on the Heinemann Podcast, author and editor Katie Wood Ray interviews Carl Anderson and Jenifer Serravallo, who both recently published two conferring books in Heinemann’s Classroom Essentials Series.  (continue reading)

The Steps of A Math Conference

Conferring is built on learning what students are doing and how they are thinking. In the first stage of a math conference, the teachers looks, listens, and asks with the goal of building an interpretation of student thinking.  (continue reading)

Conferring to Receive and Give Feedback

Feedback is key to student learning. Since writing conferences are conversations between students and teachers, they provide opportunities for two types of feedback: student to teacher, and teacher to student.  (continue reading)

PLC Series: Listening to Students as a Priority

Welcome back to the PLC Series for the 2018-19 school year! Each month, we'll share a post designed to provoke thinking and discussion through a simple framework, incorporating mini-collections of linked content. Use these as learning modules during your professional development time, whether in a team, a professional learning community (PLC), or on your own!  (continue reading)

Inviting Students to Talk About Their Writing

Begin conferences by asking students an open-minded question that invites them to talk about what they're doing as writers.  (continue reading)

What Is a Writing Conference?

When you ask the question, 'How’s it going?' at the beginning of writing conferences, you’re doing much more than inviting students to talk about what they’re doing as writers. The question initiates your relationship with each student and deepens each of these relationships.  (continue reading)

A Peek at A Novel Approach Videos: Mini Lesson, Conferring, and Read Aloud with Kate Roberts

Here, Kate Roberts shares just a few extended classroom clips from her book, A Novel Approach. In this blog, you'll get a chance to watch Kate confer with two different students, and see how Kate structures a mini-less and read aloud.  (continue reading)

Back and Forth: Using an Editor’s Mindset to Improve Student Writing

Back and Forth: Using an Editor’s Mindset to Improve Student Writing  (continue reading)

How to Set Up Reading Partnerships to Maximize Literacy Learning in Your Classroom

How to Set Up Reading Partnerships to Maximize Literacy Learning in Your Classroom  (continue reading)

9 Types of Reading Conferences: A Jumping Off Point

9 Types of Reading Conferences: A Jumping Off Point  (continue reading)

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