Can You Name 6 Styles of Writing Conferences? Take the Quiz and Find Out!

A cornerstone of the writing workshop classroom is the conferring that occurs between writers. Writing conferences can take many forms, but they often follow a predictable structure that students come to rely on.

  1. First, the writer clarifies the purpose of the conference and shares her writing with her collaborator.
  2. Next, the collaborator offers a specific compliment about the writing that reinforces learning for the writer.
  3. Then, the collaborator asks questions to help the writer expand on her thoughts and to fulfill the purpose of the conference.
  4. Finally, the writer and collaborator consider writing goals and next steps.

Can you think of 6 kinds of conferences? Find out!

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