How’s It Going: Conferring With Students

This post is part of the Workshop 101 series, designed to teach the nuts and bolts of Reading and Writing Workshop. You can view the entire series here. As mentioned in my previous Workshop 101 post, one of workshop teaching’s characteristic components is an approach to differentiated instruction called¬†conferring.¬†A conference is a short, one-on-one conversation […]

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They’re Reading…Now What?

This post is part of the Workshop 101 series, designed to teach the nuts and bolts of Reading and Writing Workshop. You can view the entire series here. You finish your ten-minute minilesson. Your students, inspired to begin the day’s work, look at you expectantly. You say the words: “Off you go!” They spring to […]

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