Put It Into Practice
The videos, activities, and readings in this workshop illustrate effective practices for helping students respond to one another as writers. Now apply what you have learned to modify or develop your own peer conference protocol.
Create a Lesson Plan
Create a lesson plan introducing a peer conferencing strategy to your students. Use one of the strategies featured in the workshop, or you can modify one of the strategies. Be sure to include the following:
- how you will introduce peer conferencing
- strategies for grouping peers
- specific guidelines and structure for conferences
- how you will assess the lesson and strategy you implemented
After experimenting with the strategy in your classroom, describe what worked and what didn't work, any changes you would make to the strategy or to teaching the strategy to your students, and whether or not you plan to use the strategy again.