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Questions for Conferencing

Sample Conference Questions

  • What are you working on?
  • Tell me more.
  • Can you read some of it to me?
  • This is what I heard you say that I liked, or stayed with me.
  • These are the questions that came to mind as you were reading to me.
  • I don't understand what you are trying to say here.
  • What's the most important thing you're trying to say?
  • How can you build on this?
  • Does your lead draw your reader right into the piece?
  • What do you want your reader to know or feel at the end of the piece?
  • Is there anything I can help you with?
  • Here is one suggestion.
  • What are you going to do next?

Adapted from Hughes