Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Conferences in Teaching Writing
Question: How do teachers use conferences in teaching writing?
Answer: “Some teachers used conferences to help students explore ideas and develop analytical skills, while others focused more on written mechanics.” AM Katz. 1988. P. 429.
Comment: As part of organizing conferences, students should give a purpose for the conference. Could make the conferences more productive. Teacher might produce a list of possible purposes with the opportunity for the student to supply a purpose not listed. RayS.
Title: “Annotated Bibliography of Research in the Teaching of English.” Russel K Durst and James D Marshall, eds. Research in the Teaching of English (December 1989), 424-442.