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A Teacher’s Guide to Writing Conferences
Classroom Essentials
Grade Level: K – 8th

How’s It Going?
A Practical Guide to Conferring with
Student Writers
Grade Level: 2nd – 8th

Assessing Writers
Grade Level: 3rd – 8th

About Carl Anderson

Carl Anderson is an internationally recognized expert in the teaching of writing for grades K-8.  He works as a consultant in schools and districts around the world, and is a longtime staff developer for the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project.  Carl is the author of numerous books on teaching writing, including the new A Teacher’s Guide to Writing Conferences, the best-selling How’s It Going?  A Practical Guide to Conferring with Student Writers, Assessing Writers, and Strategic Writing Conferences: Smart Conversations that Move Young Writers Forward.  


Carl began his career in education as a teacher in elementary and middle schools in the Bronx, New York, Bardstown, Kentucky, and Northbrook, Illinois.


Carl is also known for being an avid fan of the Beatles, and his love for coaching little league baseball in Brooklyn, New York, where he lives with his family.


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Trying to have meaningful reading conferences with students...but haven’t read all the books they’ve chosen to read? It’s ok! Read my tips for what you might try: https://t.co/V96BQSDuUv

April 18th is POEM IN YOUR POCKET DAY. Select a poem, carry it in your pocket & share it w others. My pocket poem honors poetry pal Paul Janeczko. “August Ice Cream Cone” found in my fav anthology HERE’S A LITTLE POEM. What poem will you keep in your pocket?


“We tell students, ‘You should be the best expert in the world on your own writing, and the way to do that is by rereading it over and over as you write.’”

From Writing Workshop: The Essential Guide (p. 69) by @FletcherRalph and JoAnn Portalupi


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