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Conferring Cycle 3: Standardized Tests
Day 3: Take time for authentic writing experiences
Challenge: Decide what works better for your classroom: independent writing projects or a consistent ten to fifteen minutes each day for the children to write. Then read Cruz’s book (2004) or Graves and Kittle’s book (2005) to help you flesh out how you’ll implement this in your classroom.
Did you decide to work with your students to undertake independent writing projects?
If so, how will you carry these out?
Will you provide your students with guidance outside of the regular school day?
What kinds of pressures or stress do you feel with regard to the upcoming state tests?
Record a list of emotions and then write, in detail, about each emotion you’re feeling.