This document will help you organize writing conferences. I use this document for flexible small group conferring. It includes:
- individual conference log
- weekly small group conference schedule
- conferencing dialog suggestions
- small group conference notes
- student record of feedback from conferences
- talk cards you can print and laminate to help students learn conference language
I include spaces for strength and area of improvement. After giving feedback I always write a concrete example of what I want, and have students copy it. Then you have a record of the goal to check in about during your next conference.
I have an editable word version of this document as well. I am happy to send the .doc version to anyone who wants to edit.