Step-By-Step Writing Conference Guides for Volunteers & Tutors Gr. 2-6

Janiel Wagstaff
Grade Levels
2nd - 6th
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Got help? Great! Getting the targeted help you need? PRICELESS! This packet includes step-by-step, 1 page guides for meeting with individuals and small groups for writing conferences in grades 2-6. The guides are written to be used by parent volunteers, tutors, aides or other paraprofessionals. I've left out educational jargon (or explained any that appears) to keep the guides user-friendly. This packet will be a treasured resource and huge time saver for you!

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: I just BUNDLED the Gr. 2-6 Writing Guides with the Gr. 2-6 Reading Guides at a significant discount (only $6 for both). If you'd like to check that out click here:

BUNDLE Step-by-Step Reading and Writing Guides Gr. 2-6

It includes:

*A complete explanation of how I’ve used the step-by-step guides in my classroom

*Management slips to make managing students easy for helpers

*A step-by-step guide for meeting with an individual writer to give response to his/her content

* A step-by-step guide for meeting with an individual writer to work on revision only

* A step-by-step guide for meeting with an individual writer to work on revision AND editing

*A step-by-step guide for meeting with an individual who is a struggling or reluctant writer (The adult and student actually share the writing task by sharing the pencil to add to a piece the student has in process.)

*A step-by-step guide for meeting with a small group of writers to conference about their content or to provide assistance they request

*Comment Idea Boxes for students to use as a springboard to help them respond to peers’ writing

Everything is explained and ready to go! All you need are helpers and the writing your students have in process!

The guides are aligned to Common Core State Standards, too!

Teachers have requested I put this project together for years! I'm happy to offer it here. Enjoy! -Janiel

One of my favorite pieces of feedback from below for this product:

5 star review:

“What a timesaver! Had not even considered allowing others to conference with my 2nd grade writers because of the nightmare involved in explaining what to do, say, over and over. You’ve done it! Gold star!!!”

You might also be interested in:

Step-by-Step Reading Group Guides 2-6

Step-by-Step Writing Conference Guides K-1

Step-by-Step Reading Group Guides K-1

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.


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