Writer Conference Compliment Card

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Writer Conference Compliment Card

by Smekens Education

When conferring with writers, provide them each a trait-specific compliment; tell the writer what he did well. For example, Jeremy, your word choice in this piece is fantastic! I love the words “bloated, alarmed and screeched.” AWESOME verbs! Providing such a compliment is important because often this wasn’t something the writer did intentionally; it was by accident. Name the skill so he will do it again, on purpose, in the future. TIP: The same Conference Compliment Card can also double as a list of skills that need to be improved. For example,  I am wondering about your sentence fluency. Most of your sentences are the same length. Consider putting your draft through the Slinky Test. Carry the Writer Conference Compliment Card with you as you meet with writers, and you’ll know just what to say.

Physical copy is an 8.5" x 5.5" full-color card printed on glossy, heavy cards stock.

Digital copy is a 2-page downloadable PDF (Acrobat) Document File (Product Note: A download link will be sent via email after purchase. No physical products will be shipped.)


Watch this video where Smekens Education Remote Coach Bridget Longmeier explains how to use this resource in your classroom.

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