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Explore the Online Resources for A Teacher's Guide to Reading Conferences!

In the online resources for A Teacher's Guide to Reading Conferences, you will find a variety of note-taking forms and other documents that will help you get started implementing—or refining—reading conferences right away in your classroom.  (continue reading)
Steph George Feb 15, 2019 11:12:13 AM

On the Podcast: A Teacher's Guide to Reading Conferences with Jennifer Serravallo

Today on the Heinemann podcast Jennifer Serravallo introduces A Teacher’s Guide to Reading Conferences, which is part of Heinemann’s Classroom Essentials series. Jen says that while conferring with readers might seem intimidating or out of reach, it is attainable -and necessary- in every classroom.  (continue reading)
Steph George Jan 31, 2019 4:00:00 AM

Making Conferring Manageable

When you confer, you tailor your instruction to each student’s strengths and needs. But you do so much more than that. Conferring is where the magic happens. It’s the heartbeat of the literacy block.  (continue reading)
Steph George Jan 22, 2019 4:26:52 PM

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

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