Conferring with Student Writers: Planning with Purpose by Jen Greene


We all know that it’s important and our students benefit from it.

But what has always caused me great consternation is the how part of conferring:

  • How do I fit conferring into an already jam-packed writing block?

  • How long do I spend with each student?

  • How many students should I meet with each day?

  • How do I keep anecdotal records?

  • How do I know what to say?

  • How? How? How?

It’s easy to let those ‘hows’ take over and prevent you from committing to conferring.

Instead, let'