Featured Resources

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.


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How do we introduce mentor texts in a unit of study and nudge kids to begin reading them like writers? Join ⁦@Mattglover123⁩ and me on 12/8 at 7pm when we discuss how to immerse kids in mentor texts at the beginning of units.

Details: https://www.authortoauthor.org/the-crucial-role-of-immersion/

Super excited about this new book on conferring with high school writers! Authors @AmyMatthusen and @anitaabraham75 are NYC public high school teachers, and this book is filled with authentic and oh-so-practical advice. Congrats, Amy and Anita!


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