Reflection: Conferencing Rough Draft of Song of the Trees Literary Essay - Section 3: Independent Practice


I am glad I taped this conference between me and Hamdi, I saw some things I did well and other things I could have done better. These one on one moments are so important for students, I want to make sure I do them right!

What I think went well in my conference video:

-I started with a compliment.
-I used a mentor text and had Hamdi compare her writing to the other student's writing.
-Hamdi revised based on our confernece.

What I could have done better

-Instead of me pointing out the comparison, I should have had Hamdi do it
-I should have asked her what her next step was instead of telling her.
-I should have had her name what she did well as a writer.

Overall, I always have to remember that the students should do more of the talking than me in a conference. However, I am happy she revised her first sentence! 

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Rough Draft of Song of the Trees Literary Essay

Unit 11: Literary Essay Part One; Song the Trees
Lesson 7 of 7

Objective: SWBAT write a first draft of an essay in order to practice supporting their claims with logical reasoning and relevant evidence.

Big Idea: It might be rough, but we are going to get through it!

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