Living the Life of a Reader and Writer
Jennifer Myers
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Writers Conference 3

Myers has a writer's conference during writer's workshop.

Just like the other conferences I began this one with the question, “Tell me what you are working on today as a writer?” It became clear to me that the student in this clip was debating between two different topics to write more about. At that point, I decided to explain what my purpose was for being there during the conference stating to the student, “ I’m here today to help you decide what your topic will be so you can write more about it. “This really helped the student and I focus during the conference. By the end of the conference, he had his topic that he was going to write more on. I made sure this was a topic he was comfortable writing more about. I think that it is important students make those decisions, so they have “buy in” with the workshop format.

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