Connecting Composing Strategies, Digital Literacies, and Disciplinary Content to the Common Core
Edited By Jenifer Jasinski Schneider
9. “I HATE writing!”: The Role of Applied Phonics and Teacher Conferences in Composition (Second Grade)
CARRIE BLOSSER SCHECKELHOFF
When Ms. Amy added word study to her guided reading lessons, she noticed a frustrating lack of carry-over to writer’s workshop. Ms. Amy used writer’s workshop conferences to show students how the phonics features and encoding strategies they learned in word study could help them get their ideas on paper.
• Second grade
• Urban public school: 60% minority students, 45% free or reduced lunch
• Class: 11 males, 15 females; 3 ELL, 15 black, 3 Latina/Latino, 8 white
• Teacher [Ms. Amy]: White female with 23 years’ experience
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