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. Carl is the author of numerous books on teaching writing, including the new A Teacher’s Guide to Mentor Texts K-5, The Teachers’ Guide to Writing Conferences K-8, and the best-selling How’s It Going? A Practical Guide to Conferring with Student Writers.
Carl began his career in education as a teacher in elementary and middle schools in the Bronx, New York, Bardstown, Kentucky, and Northbrook, Illinois. Today, he’s known for his in-school residencies, PD workshops, keynotes, and webinars.
Carl is also known for being an avid fan of the Beatles and Bob Dylan, and for his lifelong passion for sailing. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, where he lives with his wife Robin, and is thrilled when his adult children visit them.
You can find Carl on Twitter at @conferringcarl, and on Instagram, carlandersonconferring. You can email him at email@example.com.
Go this link: https://blog.heinemann.com/improve-student-writing-with-mentor-texts
Go to this link: https://blog.heinemann.com/teach-students-to-read-like-writers-during-whole-class-text-study
Go to this web address: https://blog.heinemann.com/four-steps-to-using-mentor-texts-to-teach-writing
Go to the Heineman Blog: https://blog.heinemann.com/10-tips-for-conferring-with-student-writers-online
The blog entry is titled, “Conferring is Differentiated Instruction: How to Hold Student Writing Conferences.” www.hmhco.com/blog/conferring-is-differentiated-instruction-how-to-hold-student-writing-conferences
Check out the article I wrote for the May, 2019, issue of NCTE’s Voices from the Middle, “Let’s Put Conferring in the Center of Writing Instruction.” http://secure.ncte.org/library/NCTEFiles/Resources/Journals/VM/0264-may2019/VM0264May19Lets.pdf?_ga=2.109403909.1014526142.1564238265-1663096704.1561994687
Katie Wood Ray, Jennifer Serravallo and I did a podcast, “Modeling Conferences as Conversations.” In the style of NPR’s Terry Gross, Katie asks Jen and I some great questions about conferring with students. https://blog.heinemann.com/on-the-podcast-modeling-conferences-as-conversations
Check out this wonderful recap of my recent #G2Great twitter chat, by Jenn Hayhurst! literacylenses.com/2018/10/g2great-with-carl-anderson-10-18-18-a-teachers-guide-to-writing-conferences-k-8-classroom-essentials/
Check out this recent Heinemann podcast in which I discuss A Teacher’s Guide to Writing Conferences: https://blog.heinemann.com/a-teachers-guide-to-writing-conferences-a-podcast-with-carl-anderson
I love this recent Heinemann podcast, “What is a Writing Conference?”, which includes a wonderful video dramatizing my very first writing conference in 1987. Hint: It was a disaster! https://blog.heinemann.com/what-is-a-writing-conference.
There have been several recent Heinemann blog posts about A Teacher’s Guide to Writing Conferences, “Inviting students to Talk About Their Writing,” at https://blog.heinemann.com/inviting-students-to-talk-about-their-writing, and “What Makes a Good Writing Conference,” at https://blog.heinemann.com/what-makes-a-good-writing-conference. Both blog posts contain links video of me conferring with students!
Stacey Shubitz of Two Writing Teachers recently posted her review of A Teacher’s Guide to Writing Conferences, as well as a Q & A with me. You can read them both at https://twowritingteachers.org/2018/10/05/conferringwithcarlanderson/.