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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)
Steph George Dec 3, 2018 6:40:00 AM

Learning to Value Students' Writing at Every Stage

Learning never occurs in a straight line. Lisa Cleaveland and Katie Wood Ray, co-authors of Getting Started with Beginning Writers, know that this is especially true when it comes to learning to write.  (continue reading)
Steph George Nov 27, 2018 7:06:00 AM

On The Podcast: Making Books with Lisa Cleaveland and Katie Wood Ray

What does it mean to be a writer? And how do we establish routines for our beginning writers? Today on The Heinemann Podcast, co-authors Katie Wood Ray and Lisa Cleaveland on their new book: A Teacher’s Guide to Getting Started with Beginning Writers.  (continue reading)
Steph George Nov 8, 2018 4:00:00 AM

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)
Steph George Oct 17, 2018 7:24:00 AM

Your Introduction to Getting Started with Beginning Writers

If you’re an experienced workshop teacher, the book will help you imagine new possibilities for getting started. If you’ve ever longed for beginning writers to show more independence during units of study across the year, then this book is for you.  (continue reading)
Steph George Oct 11, 2018 6:43:00 AM

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)
Steph George Oct 3, 2018 1:17:43 PM

A Teacher's Guide to Writing Conferences: A Podcast with Carl Anderson

This week on the Heinemann Podcast, we’re talking about how to support your students during writing conferences. Writing conferences help students build confidence in their writing ability and find joy in the writing process.  (continue reading)
Steph George Sep 14, 2018 4:00:00 AM

What Makes a Good Writing Conference?

The goal of a writing conference is to teach students something about writing that they can use in the future. If you add to students' writing repertoires in every conference, they become better writers over time.  (continue reading)
Steph George Aug 22, 2018 2:42:37 PM

Your Pre-Publication Glimpse into The First Two Classroom Essentials Series Books

We're excited to announce that pre-publication sample chapters are now available for the first two books in the Classroom Essential Series, A Teacher’s Guide to Writing Conferences by Carl Anderson and A Teacher’s Guide to Getting Started with Beginning Readers by Katie Wood Ray with Lisa Cleaveland.  (continue reading)
Lauren Audet Jul 31, 2018 1:02:10 PM

The Classroom Essentials Podcast with Katie Wood Ray

Today on the Heinemann Podcast, we’re excited to announce a new series of professional books. Joining us to talk about this special series is Heinemann author and editor Katie Wood Ray.  (continue reading)
Steph George Jul 19, 2018 4:00:00 AM

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