Day by Day: Assessment Cycle 1, Day 9

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Assessment Cycle 1: Formative Assessment

Day 9: Talking shop during downtime

Challenge: Strike up a writerly conversation with at least one reluctant writer and one proficient writer in your class this week Keep the conversation casual so it doesn’t feel like a writing conference. Let your student take the lead for discussing his or her writing with you.

What kind of writer was the most challenging to talk with during downtime?

How did you keep the conversation going without seeming like his or her teacher?

How can you use downtime to learn more about the writing work your students are doing or hope to do?

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