By Janiel Wagstaff
The best way to effectively conference with student writers is to keep it simple. This chapter shows you how to start slow, experiment and find YOUR best way to conference. Includes lots of tips and covers the following topics:
• The Sign-up Board
• While Writers Wait to Conference
• When Should I Start Holding Conferences?
• Conferencing How-Tos
• Volunteer Conferencing Checklists
From the Author: PublishingStudents may publish in many ways. Often, they can begin the steps needed for their particular form of publishing (e.g., producing a book) before they meet with the teacher. The ideas listed are just a few examples of what they might do. Sometimes, for example, a student might spend his time practicing his poem aloud to get the proper rhythm and cadence for an oral presentation as he awaits his turn to conference!