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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 Bob Dylan, his love for coaching little league baseball in Brooklyn, New York, where he lives with his family, and his lifelong passion for sailing.


Follow Carl On Twitter

Read @DrMaryHoward post, @trustingreaders https://literacylenses.com/2021/06/trusting-readers-powerful-practices-for-independent-readers/ It will do you good!

In our (virtual) summer writing institute on July 27 & 28, ⁦@Mattglover123⁩ and I will be discussing the aspects of teaching writing that we think will help you get off to a great start next school year. (The institute will be recorded.) Details: http://www.authortoauthor.org/how-to-become-an-even-better-writing-teacher/

Do you want to help kids move beyond compliance--to become more truly invested in their learning? Try simple language shifts such as moving from, "Here's what I want you to do for me..." to "Here's your next challenge. https://inservice.ascd.org/small-shifts-in-teacher-talk-make-a-ig-difference/ @ELmagazine @ASCD

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