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Assess a Peer Conference
In this interactive, you will watch a video of two authentic peer conferences. As you watch, consider these questions:
- What are the benefits of the conferences to the writer and to the responders?
- Where in the conferences do you see evidence of the teacher's explicit instruction?
- What do you observe in the writer's demeanor as she receives feedback on her piece?
- How helpful do you think the conferences are to the writer?
After recording your responses, you can compare your evaluation of the conferences to another teacher's.