One to One: The Art of Conferring with Young Writers / Edition 1

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Overview

In an effective writing workshop, young children grow in leaps and bounds, and within just a few months, the changes in their written products can dazzle you. And after 30 years of studying her students' growth in the writing workshop, Lucy Calkins knows one of the most powerful ways to support good writers: clear, purposeful writing conferences.

In One to One Calkins and her colleagues Amanda Hartman and Zoe White show you the practices and principles that create effective conferences. They dispel the myth that master teachers have a magic touch and show you that effective teachers do not reinvent the conference with each student, but rather use predictable, principled interactions that follow a few simple frameworks. In One to One, you will learn:

  • repeatable conferring frameworks that are the foundation of effective conferring
  • specific teaching methods that you can match to your students' needs
  • strategies for tailoring conferences to English language learners
  • ways to use conferring across the content areas
  • on-the-run record-keeping systems that are efficient, powerful teaching tools.
Good conferring, like good teaching, relies on your ability to communicate effectively with children, and the skills you develop as you learn to confer will improve your teaching abilities in all areas, including developing curriculum, leading strong minilessons, and untangling the classroom chaos that can derail a smoothly running workshop. Read One to One to improve your conferences and your teaching. But most important, read it to improve your students' writing every day.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780325007885
  • Publisher: Heinemann
  • Publication date: 1/13/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 232
  • Sales rank: 97,792
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Meet the Author

Lucy Calkins is the author of the popular firsthand classroom materials Units of Study for Teaching Writing series and the Units of Study for Teaching Reading, Grades 3-5 series. Most recently, Lucy has published a common core workshop curriculum, Units of Study in Opinion, Information, and Narrative Writing, Grades K - 5. In addition, Lucy is the author or coauthor of numerous foundational professional texts with Heinemann, including Pathways to the Common Core;The Art of Teaching Writing; and One to One. She is also the author of The Art of Teaching Reading. She is the Founding Director of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University's Teachers College. For more than twenty-five years, the Project has been both a think tank - developing state of the art teaching methods - and a provider of professional development. In these capacities, the Project has supported hundreds of thousands of educators. As the leader of this world renowned organization, Lucy works closely with policy-makers, superintendents, district leaders and school principals to instigate and sustain school-wide and system-wide educational reforms. But above all, Lucy works closely with teachers and with their classrooms full of wise and wonderful children. Lucy is also the Richard Robinson Professor of Children's Literature at Teachers College, where she leads the Literacy Specialist program. Lucy and her husband John are the parents of two sons, Miles and Evan.

Amanda Hartman is Associate Director of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, where she plays a lead role both in supporting staff developers and in developing the Project's methods for K - 2 reading and writing instruction. Amanda leads the TCRWP's Coaching and Whole School Reform Institutes, and has presented at conferences throughout the country and the world, including NCTE, IRA, AERA, and NESA. She is coauthor of One to One: The Art of Conferring with Young Writers (Heinemann 2005), of the DVD Up Close: Teaching English Language Learners in Reading and Writing Workshops (Heinemann 2005), and of two books in the Units of Study in Opinion, Information, and Narrative Writing series. Above all, however, Amanda supports schools and districts nationally and internationally to establish state-of-the-art reading and writing workshops in the primary grades.

Zo^D"e Ryder White is the author of the Heinemann title Playing with Poems (2008) and a is a coauthor of One to One: The Art of Conferring with Young Writers, as well as a coauthor of Units of Study for Primary Writing, classroom materials from Heinemann firsthand. She is a kindergarten teacher at PS321 in Brooklyn, New York. Before life as a classroom teacher, Zo^D"e worked as a writer-in-residence through the Teachers and Writers Collaborative in nearly 25 public schools throughout New York City.

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Table of Contents

I. Understanding Conferring The Essentials of Conferring with Young Writers The Management That Makes Conferring Possible Creating and Using an Efficient Record-Keeping System The Research Phase The Decision Phase The Teaching Point and the Link to Independent Work Supporting Reading Development Through Conferring in Writing Writing Conferences in Early Kindergarten Conferring with Young Artists, Mathematicians, and Scientists Conferring with English Language Learners Strengthening Your Ability to Confer

Conference Transcripts Units Launching the Writing Workshop Conferences Small Moments: Personal Narrative Writing Conferences Writing for Readers: Teaching Skills and Strategies Conferences The Craft of Revision Conferences Authors as Mentors Conferences Nonfiction Writing: Procedures and Reports Conferences Poetry: Powerful Thoughts in Tiny Packages Conferences

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