ERIC Number: ED428126
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Writing Conferences: Powerful Tools for Writing Instruction.
McIver, Monette Coleman; Wolf, Shelby A.
This report highlights one of six language arts case study teachers whose classroom was studied for a 2-day period to observe writing instruction, to ask questions about the Kentucky Instructional Results Information System assessments, and to talk with her students about their writing. In this paper, the focus is on questions and how this teacher's expert use of query gives her students the encouragement they need to make their writing flow as well as the capacity and skills to unplug the writing of their peers. This cycle informs her instruction and constitutes a major portion of her curriculum. The teacher's commitment to questioning embodies not only her pedagogical content but her special stance as a curious and critical reader. The students' responses to their teacher's questions give the teacher the feedback she needs to decide when and how to incorporate different illustrations and examples into her teaching that will help her students become better writers. (Contains 1 figure and 12 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing, Los Angeles, CA.; California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for the Study of Evaluation.