Day by Day: Conferring Cycle 1, Day 10

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Conferring Cycle 1: Conferring Basics

Day 10: Highlighting teaching points in conferences

Challenge: Plan to include this type of share session at the end of an upcoming writing workshop. Make plans about where the writer will sit during the chair session and where you will sit. Make sure the writer is in the bigger chair so he or she is the point of attention. Pan to sit in a smaller stool or on the floor to support the writer during the share session.

Were the teaching points detailed enough on your conference record to help you guide each writer’s sharing time?

Did your students need a lot or a little scaffolding during the share session?

How can you encourage your students to take more control of the share session as time progresses?

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