Peer Conferencing Findings


  •         Sentence frames and a conversation guide helped move students’ conversations from questioning and storytelling to discussions about writing and editing choices using academic language. Read More


  •       Students below grade level and English learners rely more heavily on sentence frames and students at or above grade level felt restricted by them. The interesting thing about this finding is that the students who relied on the sentence frames had conversations that sounded much more academic in nature than students above grade level. Read More


  •       Even when students struggled finding examples of things to talk about in their partners writing or their own they stayed on task and grappled with the conversation throughout the conference time.


  •       Students need private one on one style conferences with the teacher modeling the process in combination with  whole class mini-lessons and fish bowl style conference lessons. Read More

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