Writing Partners

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Teaching writing is tough when there's one teacher and many, many students who need help. Peer conferring is the way to go. Students develop confidence, relationships and communication skills when they have the opportunity to help and teach each other. But students don't always know how to interact during peer conferences and may even goof off. So, all writing workshop teachers should dedicate time to teaching students the behavior they expect of students during peer conferences. This writing workshop bundle will definitely help!

The Bundle Includes:

Two Cartoon Videos
Video One: Teaches students that working with a writing partner can be hard and give tips on how to be successful when working with a partner. Length: 1 min 15 sec
Video Two: Teaches students how to interact during writing conferences using engaging tween cartoon characters and lots of sentence stems students can use during their conferences.

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Mini Lesson
This mini lesson is structured in the following way:

Materials- includes a pre-made chart for use with the lesson
Hook- a fun way to start the mini lesson
Teaching Point- a straightforward statement about what students will learn
Modeling- a way for you to show students the skill you are teaching
Practice-an opportunity for students to practice the skill with partners
Work Time & Conferences-how to send students off, track conferences and wrap up

Bonus Materials
Two Engaging Posters
Student Conference Tracker
Conferencing Checklist for Teacher Use When Observing Peer Conferences

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