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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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Fantastic conference today on conferring with writers in the classroom— packed with a balance of theory and actionable steps led by @ConferringCarl 👏🏻👏🏻

“There is no gene for good conferring... it’s not magical... it’s a lot of hard work over a lot of years.” @ConferringCarl on learning refining the art of drawing kids into meaningful conversations about their writing.

@ConferringCarl reminds us to focus on what Ss are doing well in their writing and build from there. Writing isn't about right vs. wrong. @COBB_ELA

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