Conferring with Readers and Writers K-12

Questions? Contact Amy Ruppert, Program Assistant @ 920.236.0562

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Agency: CESA 6
Agency Contact: Kathy Schmitt
Agency Assistant: Amy Ruppert 920-236-0562
Location: CESA 06 - Conference Center
2300 State Rd 44
Oshkosh, WI 54904
Facility: CESA 6 Conference Ctr-Solutions
11/15/2017 09:00 AM - 02:30 PM

Participants of this hands-on workshop will leave with completed pages for their demonstration notebook, a powerful tool for

conferring with readers and writers. In developing these pages, participants will learn three easy-to-replicate conferring formats and

a formula to quickly frame up effective conferring conversations with readers or writers.


Participants will:

  • Discover what is required to make the following conferring formats effective:
    • Research-Decide-Teach
    • Compliment
    • Coach Alongside
  • Be trained how to apply individual conferring formats to work with small groups.
  • Become skilled at using the conference to develop the reader/writer and not just improve the work in the current text.
  • Learn characteristics of an effective Teacher Demonstration Notebook.

Who should attend?

K-12 teachers of readers and/or writers, coaches, curriculum directors, principals.

Participants should bring:

  • A list of problems/challenges for readers and/or writers
  • Originals or copies of the following:
    • Student writing samples
    • Your anecdotal notes/observation notes
    • Informal reading assessments (comprehension conversations, writing about reading, running records)
    • Assessment checklists (learning progressions, rubrics, literacy continuum)
  • Notebook or binder with tabs (I use an artist sketchbook)
  • Colored fine tip markers/gel pens
  • Scissors
  • Two-sided tape or glue


CESA 6 makes every effort to accommodate basic dietary needs such as vegetarian, gluten free and basic food allergies. Because of the number of meals served and the number of items used each day, along with food product changes from our food vendors, we cannot guarantee that every allergen in the food served will be identified and labeled. Guests concerned with food allergies must be aware of this risk. CESA 6 does not assume liability for adverse reactions to food consumed or items one may come into contact with while eating at a CESA 6 event. To better serve our guests with dietary restrictions or allergies, please go into your myQuickReg account and update the special accommodations section. Notice of a special dietary need must be made in advance of the event.

Cancellation Policy:

Any registration cancellation must be received at least 8 business days before event in order for a full refund to be issued. Registration cancellations received 1-7 business days before an event, a refund, minus $50 for each participant, will be issued. Persons who are registered, but not in attendance on the day of the session ("no call, no show") will be charged the full registration fee. CESA 6 reserves the right to cancel any session due to insufficient enrollment. Participants will be notified by email if a cancellation occurs.

Note: Cancellation policies are subject to change based on event.