The One on One Reading and Writing Conference

... reading and individual writing conferences, we have noted clear trends about the content of these one-on-one interactions. In writing conferences, teachers have typically focused on making tangible adjustments to the pieces students ...

Author: Jennifer Berne

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807773543

Category: Education

Page: 143

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Personal interactions are the single most effective way for teachers to understand and evaluate their student as learners. Responding specifically to new Common Core State Standards in reading and writing, this book introduces pre- and inservice teachers to a method of one-on-one interaction the authors refer to as the “stretch conference.” This book provides detailed practical advice on the logistics of implementing these conferences during the busy school day, including tips on how and when to schedule conferences and how to successfully manage the classroom during conference time. The authors argue that, rather than using valuable conference time for word-level concerns and editing, teachers should focus on more ambitious goals that will deepen (or “stretch”) students’ skills in comprehension and writing. This resource suggests where conferences fit in with other important pieces of literacy instruction; introduces a variety of high-quality cues to use during conferences; and shows how conferences can function as formative assessment for reading and writing skills. Book Features: Written by two veteran teacher educators who conduct frequent workshops and professional development with teachers. Helps teachers adjust their instruction for the demands of Common Core Standards, specifically Reading Anchor Standards 1 and 10, and Writing Standards 1–5 and 10. Shows teachers how to schedule individual conferences within typical classroom time constraints. Includes many detailed examples of effective conferences taken from real classrooms. “A roadmap for engaging students in conversations that will change their understanding. Frankly, it’s an amazing resource and one that has changed my thinking about classroom instructional time.” —From the Foreword by Douglas Fisher, San Diego State University “A critical opportunity to reflect on our practice, examining whether the content of our conferences is aligned with the rigorous expectations of the Common Core.” —Sunday Cummins, literacy consultant and author

Choice and Agency in the Writing Workshop

Choice and Agency in the Writing Workshop: Developing Engaged Writers, Grades 4–6 FRED L. HAMEL Assessing Writing, ... Teaching Writing in the Common Core Era SANDRA MURPHY & MARY ANN SMITH The One-on-One Reading and Writing Conference: ...

Author: Fred L. Hamel

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807758557

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 168

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Step into a classroom and "listen in" on the writing initiatives and motivations of students who are given significant choice and agency in the development of their writing. Discover why upper elementary children need ways to "become literate as kids," not merely as prototypes of adults or teenagers. Filled with rich portraits of in-class writing interactions and challenges, this book highlights various themes that help teachers become better observers and more responsive to the complexity of writing in children's lives. Key themes include: drawing and popular media in children's learning; the challenges of listening to students during conferences; the intersections of writing and relationships; the roles of sharing and publishing writing; and the importance of shaping a writing curriculum through dialogue.


... reading and writing conferences , and a substantial portion of phonics instruction was conducted one at a time . 3 Teachers conducted differentiated instruction across various reading and writing conferences on the same day ...

Author: David Wray

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415277108

Category: Education

Page: 592

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This four-volume collection reprints key debates about exactly what it means to be literate and how literacy can best be taught. Rather than centering on the emotional reaction of mass media debates, this set focuses on research findings into processes and pedagogy. The themes covered include Literacy : its nature and its teaching, Reading - processes and teaching, Writing - processes and teaching and New Literacies - the impact of technologies.

A Closer Look

Learning More about Our Writers with Formative Assessment, K-6 Lynne R. Dorfman, Diane Dougherty ... See also student-teacher conferences One-on-One Reading and Writing Conference, The (Berne and Degener), 90 One Tiny Turtle (Davies), ...

Author: Lynne R. Dorfman

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 9781625311337

Category: Educational evaluation

Page: 202

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Learning more about our writers with formative assessment. The tools and strategies you need to use formative assessment to establish an environment where students will internalize ways that they can assess their own writing and become independent writers. This hands-on guide shares methods for collecting and managing information, and shows practical, simple, and concise ways to document student thinking. In the accompanying online videos, the authors demonstrate conferences with individual writers, small groups, and whole groups. Quick, easy-to-manage assessment methods emphasize that formative assessment do not have to take a long time to be worthwhile and effective. Vignettes from classroom teachers, principals, and authors add a variety of perspectives and classroom experiences on this important topic. -- Provided by publisher.

Reading Writing and Talk

Reading, Writing, and Talk: Inclusive Teaching Strategies for Diverse Learners, K–2 MARIANA SOUTO-MANNING ... Teaching Writing in the Common Core Era SANDRA MURPHY & MARY ANN SMITH The One-on-One Reading and Writing Conference: Working ...

Author: Mariana Souto-Manning

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807757574

Category: Education

Page: 177

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This book invites readers to consider ways in which their language and literacy teaching practices can better value and build upon the brilliance of every child. In doing so, it highlights the ways in which teachers and students build on diversities as strengths to create more inclusive and responsive classrooms. After inviting readers to consider and better understand the diverse language and literacy practices of diverse chidlren, it offers invitations for teachers to make these practices foundational in their own classrooms and to consider meaningful possibilities for learning authentically with young children in primary grades. It features chapters that focus on oral language, reading, and writing development, all while recognizing that these are not separate. In each of these chapters, readers are invited to consider diverse possibilities, perspectives, and points of view in practice within primary grades classrooms. Throughout, it offers ways to foster classroom learning communities where racially, culturally, and linguistically diverse chidlren are supported and valued.

Reading the Rainbow

... Teaching Transnational Youth— Literacy and Education in a Changing World ALLISON SKERRETT Uncommonly Good Ideas— Teaching Writing in the Common Core Era SANDRA MURPHY & MARY ANN SMITH The One-on-One Reading and Writing Conference: ...

Author: Caitlin L. Ryan

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807759332

Category: Education

Page: 160

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Drawing on examples from K - 5 classrooms, the authors make clear what LGBTQ-inclusive literacy teaching can look like in practice, including what teaches might say and how students might respond. The text also provides readers with opportunities to consider these new approaches with respect to traditional literacy instruction.

Writing Every Day

Reading, Writing, and Conferencing Using Student-led Language Experiences Kellie Buis, Kat Mototsune ... conversations in small groups • reading and writing conference or one-on-one Conferences Theprimevalueoftheafternoonliteracy ...

Author: Kellie Buis

Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited

ISBN: 9781551381695

Category: Education

Page: 151

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Many of today's schools struggle with large class sizes, a continually evolving curriculum, and a wide diversity in the ability and background of their students. How best to build an effective literacy community in this constantly changing environment is an increasingly difficult challenge for teachers, new and experienced alike. In Writing Every Day Kellie Buis demonstrates that sharing stories is a fun and engaging way to motivate children and encourage cooperative learning in K-8 classrooms. It proposes students writing letters every day as an efficient, effective, engaging and fun teaching strategy for organizing language instruction. Children''''s personal stories become the catalyst for language experiences that involve reading, writing, and all forms of communication. Teachers will find novel ways to: bridge the gap between the important principles of sharing stories and practical ideas on how these understandings can be translated into classroom practice; empower students to deepen and enrich their language skills by sharing their ideas, feelings, and experiences; show students how to begin to make sense of themselves, each other, and the world; create a strong partnership between school and home; give children the ability to express themselves and to be heard by others in their community. Student samples throughout the book illustrate the power of using their own life experiences to engage children in authentic reading and writing. Writing daily letters gives children a stronger voice and engenders feelings of self-worth, self-respect, and competence. This strategy reaps benefits beyond the language arts curriculum and helps students make connections and recognize patterns in everything that they read, write, and learn.

Uncommonly Good Ideas

Uncommonly Good Ideas: Teaching Writing in the Common Core Era SANDRA MURPHY & MARY ANN SMITH The One-on-One Reading and Writing Conference: Working with Students on Complex Texts JENNIFER BERNE & SOPHIE C. DEGENER Critical Encounters ...

Author: Sandra Murphy

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807756430

Category: Education

Page: 168

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This innovative resource provides teachers with a road map for designing a comprehensive writing curriculum that meets Common Core State Standards. The authors zero in on several big ideas that lead to and support effective practices in writing instruction, such as integrating reading, writing, speaking, and listening; teaching writing as a process; extending the range of the students' writing; spiraling and scaffolding a writing curriculum; and collaborating. These ideas are the cornerstone of best reseach-based practices as well as the CCSS for writing. The first chapter offers a complete lesson designed around teaching narrative writing and illustrates tried-and-true practices for teaching writing as a process. The remaining chapters explore a broad range of teaching approaches that help students tackle different kinds of narrative, informational, and argumentative writing as well as complexities like audience and purpose. Each chapter focuses on at least one of the uncommonly good ideas and illustrates how to create curricula around it. Uncommonly Good Ideas includes model lessons and assignments, mentor texts, teaching strategies, student writing, and practical guidance for moving the ideas from the page into the classroom.

Writing the School House Blues

Pose, Wobble, Flow A G & C O'D -A Newsworthy—Cultivating Critical Thinkers, Readers, and Writers in Language Arts ... Good Ideas—Teaching Writing in the Common Core Era S M & M A S The One-on-One Reading and Writing Conference J B & S ...

Author: Anne Haas Dyson

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807765777

Category: Education

Page: 192

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"This ethnographic study of a young African American boy's educational trajectory from Pre-K to second grade, examining how a district mandate to desegregate its schools altered the school-based experiences of Ta'Von and his fellow students. Taking a sociocultural perspective, the book examines the relationship between integration and social inclusion/exclusion, arguing that desegregation is not sufficient to create a truly inclusive schooling system. Citing instances of persistent inequality based on race, class, and gender, Dyson outlines how literacy, while complicit in both creating and magnifying these types of inequality/exclusion, can also be a powerful tool for remediating them and thereby creating truly inclusive spaces"--

Assessing Writing Teaching Writers

... Teaching Transnational Youth— Literacy and Education in a Changing World ALLISON SKERRETT Uncommonly Good Ideas— Teaching Writing in the Common Core Era SANDRA MURPHY & MARY ANN SMITH The One-on-One Reading and Writing Conference: ...

Author: Mary Ann Smith

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807758120

Category: Education

Page: 129

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Many writing teachers are searching for a better way to turn student writing into teaching and learning opportunities. This book introduces a rubric designed by the National Writing Project - the Analytic Writing Continuum. The authors use sample student writing and multiple classroom scenarios to illustrate how teachers have adapted this flexible tool to meet the needs of their students.