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Old 08-10-2009, 08:45 PM
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I am confused, "correcting all the personal feelings." In a true writing workshop the teacher is encouraged to value process over product, so we would never "correct all of a piece". The purpose of the conference is to encourage the student by pointing out what is good, then lift the student to a higher level of understanding by pointing out "one" thing that he/she needs to improve. If you are focusing on everyting that they did wrong by "correcting" the whole piece no wonder your students hate writing. Try reading Ralph Fletcher or Donald Graves to get a better understanding of the Workshop Approach.
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