Keeping Track of Writing Conferences

I often feel like I’m conferring with the same kids over and over again in Writing Workshop. Hence, I’ve created a new tool, a KID TRACKER, to help me keep track of who I meet with in strategy lessons and for conferences. At the end of Writing Workshop, I intend on shifting the clothespins of the kids who are “on deck” to the right side of the oak tag. That way, I can have a visual of who I need to confer with the following day. Once I have conferred with everyone in the class, I’ll shift all of the clothespins back to the left side.

I’m going to try this for Reading Workshop as well. I hope it’s effective with helping me keep a better handle of who I’ve met with so that I can equally distribute my time amongst all of my students!