Monthly Archive: January 2020

5-Minute Writing Conferences with Students 0

5-Minute Writing Conferences with Students

Working with an entire class of writers means setting up writing conferences to allow them to share their writing in a meaningful way that you can assess. It also allows you to provide feedback. This may also be used with adult writers you work with on their works. But how can that be accomplished in a timely manner? Here’s one idea. Provide a writing rubric for the students to fill out prior to conferencing with you. Provide a reflection paper for the students to fill out prior to your conferencing. Pre-read their work and record your notes on a separate...

Update on My Newest Novel Idea- Sticks and Stones 1

Update on My Newest Novel Idea- Sticks and Stones

NaNoWriMo got me started and, after letting the story sit for a month, I think I’m ready to decide that the effort to make this into a book is sneaking into my fingers and brain. It needs a lot of research and technical help on a vriety of topics, but I’m all in on finishing it! My earlier novels have been started because of a deep relationship with the topics either from experiences, dreamt of experiences (dance themes) or visits to sites that impacted me (Tasman). This story has taken a different route. It’s grown on me as I have...