Day by Day: Conferring Cycle 3, Day 4

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Conferring Cycle 3: Lifting the Level of Our Conferences

Day 4: Analyzing conference records

Challenge: Schedule a time (at the end of each mini-lesson, day, week, or month) to analyze your writing conference records. First, look through them and note what your students are doing well. Then go back and find commonalities regarding instructional needs.

What are your students doing well as writers?

What do your students need to work on as writers?

Can these things be addressed in small instructional groups or do some of them need to be addressed during full-class mini-lessons?

Are you meeting with all students equally?

If not, what steps will you take to make your conferring more equitable?

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