Today was part 3 of 4 sessions studying conferring in the writing workshop with a focus on Carl Anderson’s book Assessing Writers. As part of the Literacy Connection, Carl is in Columbus today and tomorrow. He led a writing workshop in a fifth grade classroom, complete with mini-lesson, student conferences, and share. There was time for debriefing between sessions. Tomorrow he will lead a workshop for teachers on the same topic.
I learned a lot watching Carl in action and am looking forward to learning more tomorrow. I’m also hoping to pick up his newest book set Strategic Writing Conferences: Smart Conversations that Move Writers Forward. Stay tuned for another update this weekend.