Instead of (or in addition to) passing graded papers back to students, hold short grading conferences with each student to discuss what went well and what should be done next time to grow and improve.


After a writing unit on argumentative essays, set aside time during the next week to meet with each student.  During this time, use the rubric to talk about what you were impressed with about their writing and work together to set goals for growth during the next writing unit.

Further Reading: – The Power of Student Conferencing – Student Led Conferences Resources for Educators

Berne and Degener – The One-to-One Reading and Writing Conference (2015)


Created by Kristen L. Hodnett
Reviewed by Louis Olander

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