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Citation: Brand, Max. (2006). Conferring with Boys. Portland, ME: Stenhouse. (DVD).


Title: Conferring with Boys
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Year: 2006
Publisher: Stenhouse
City: Portland, ME
Medium: DVD
Author(s): Brand, Max
Grades: Third Grade to Fifth Grade
Category: Gender and Writing Struggling Writers Writing Conferences
Annotation: This ten-minute DVD provides tips and insights in to how to confer more effectively with boys. As we watch Max, we can see how he provides more wait time and how he models language that helps boys articulate their thinking. As Max asks, “How can I help you?” and provides time for the boys to think and respond, they begin to do more of the thinking. He comments that when conferences don’t go well, it’s usually because he tries to do too much and overwhelms the writer. Max also tries to help boys find texts they will find appealing when he uses examples and builds on their strengths and interests.