Conferring with students during writing is one of the most critical - but underused - aspects of a writing workshop model.
Not only are teachers challenged with actually holding regular conferences with students, they also face the overwhelming task of keeping anecdotal notes on what was discussed during each conference.
This product aims to make your life easier by giving you focal points to guide your writing conferences. By using any of these three templates, you can ensure that your conferences are purposeful as you help your students become stronger writers.
What sets this product apart? Well, this one comes with 3 different Writing Conference Templates that you print…ON YOUR 3X3 STICKY NOTES! That’s right: sticky notes…those super fun vehicles for building knowledge. Wahoo!
Also included: 1-page, easy-to-follow printing directions.
I find it useful to keep a Writing Conferences binder to house these notes. The binder has a section for each student, along with a few blank pages. As I confer with students during my writing block, I fill out these templates and stick them on the plain paper in the respective student’s section.
Over the course of a marking period or school year, I am able to look back through the notes and get a cumulative view of each student’s growth as a writer. What’s more, I review my binder with students to give them a concrete view of how they’ve changed as writers through the school year!
I also find these notes to be helpful during Parent-Teacher conferences, as I can speak to each student’s specific writing strengths and needs. Parents are often appreciative when they see how much individualized attention was paid to their child’s writing.
I hope you find these templates helpful!
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Yours in Literacy,