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What To Do During Writing Conferences

Struggling with how to conduct your student writing conferences to help students grow as writers?  Check out this blog post (with VIDEO TUTORIAL)  with tips on what every writing conference should include! Perfect for third grade, fourth grade, and fifth grade!  #teachingwriting #teaching #elementary #classroom #teaching #writingconferences #thirdgrade #fourthgrade #fifthgrade
Making time to meet with individual students during writer's workshop is crucial to help each student grow as a writer.  As a new teacher, however, I had NO idea what I was actually supposed to do during these conference meetings.

I typically would just spend my time editing the student's writing with my big-ol-fat red pen before moving on to the next student.  What were the students doing during this time?  Just watching me mark up their paper. (yikes!)

There was no conversation about why the student was interested in his/her writing topic.  There was no talk of writing goals.  The conference was completely teacher led.

Not good.

If this sounds familiar, and you feel a loss as to what you should be doing during writing conferences, then check out this video below as I walk through how to conduct a writing conference with one of your students.


Like the idea of using a writer's notebook in your classroom to help your students improve their writing and keep track of their writing pieces, goals, ideas, and more?  You can grab my own writer's notebook right HERE!

Use a writer's notebook to help keep students organized during writer's workshop including keeping track of writing goals, current writing pieces, conference notes and more!

Writing conferences are just one component of a successful writer's workshop.  If you could use a little guidance on getting started, check out my entire unit on launching writer's workshop (which includes the writer's notebook mentioned above!).
Need a little help in getting started with writer's workshop in your classroom?  Check out this step-by-step unit that will help you get your writer's workshop up and running successfully in your classroom!

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