Day by Day: Conferring Cycle 1, Day 1

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Conferring Cycle 1: Conferring Basics

Day 1: Talk like a writer

Challenge: Be intentional about speaking the language of writers in your conferences. Share your own writing life with students to set a writer-to-writer tone in conferences.

How did using the language of writers help to shift your focus from teaching writing to teaching writers?

What do you notice about your students’ attitudes toward writing as you speak to them as one writer to another?

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