National Council of Teachers of English
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Anderson, Carl. Assessing Writing. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 2005. ISBN: 0325005818
The author presents a down-to-earth, practical resource to help teachers learn how to assess student writers and use these observations to shape instruction.
Anderson, Carl. How's It Going?: A Practical Guide to Conferring With Student Writers. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 2000. ISBN: 032500224X
This conversational book is full of enlightening examples and anecdotes and offers excellent advice on talking with young students about writing.
Calkins, Lucy McCormick, Amanda Hartman, and Zoe Ryder White. One on One: The Art of Conferring With Young Writers. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 2005. ISBN: 0325007888
This book demonstrates how to conduct clear and purposeful conferences that support student writers.
Lee, Christopher, and Rosemary Jackson. Faking It A Look Into the Mind of a Creative Learner. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook, 1992. ISBN: 0867092963
The author recounts his personal struggle with dyslexia and its effect on his learning experiences.
Ray, Katie Wood and Lester L. Laminack. The Writing Workshop: Working Through the Hard Parts (And They're All Hard Parts). Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English, 2001. ISBN: 0814113176
The authors include a chapter on how to confer effectively with students.
Strickland, Dorothy S., Kathy Ganske, and Joanne K. Monroe. Supporting Struggling Readers and Writers: Strategies for Classroom Intervention 3-6. Portland, ME: Stenhouse Publishers, 2001. ISBN: 1571100555
This book focuses on practical strategies for improving the skills of at-risk readers and writers and second language learners.
Wilde, Jack. A Door Opens: Writing in the Fifth Grade. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1993. ISBN: 0435087614
This book examines the author's teaching practices and includes many examples of student writing in a variety of genres.