Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Author's Chair

The Author’s Chair is a celebration of sharing a piece of writing.  It is considered a culminating task in the writing process.  The Author’s Chair is a good way to gain positive feedback from students’ peers.  An Author’s Chair has many purposes:

- To develop ownership of a piece of writing
- To develop learning skills that involve collaboration
- To develop peer editing skills
- To ensure motivation
- To develop active listening skills as an audience
- To reflect upon student work
     An Author’s Chair should have criteria co-constructed by both the teacher and students.  The teacher should model what reading in the Author’s Chair looks and sound like.  Here's an effective strategy called TAG to assist in guiding students' responses to their peers: 

Author's Chair is a great way to celebrate student's writing and reinforcement of oral communication skills. 


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