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Conferring Cycle 1: Conferring Basics
Day 8: Encourage them
Challenge: Intentionally use the language of encouragement in your conferences. Record the ways you encourage writers in your classroom, as well as how you use this encouragement as a way into your teaching post.
Who encourages you the most?
What are some of the things this person says to encourage you?
Is it natural for you to use language of encouragement with your students?
Why or why not?
What do you notice about your students as you affirm the work they are doing as writers?