I don’t recall whose workshop I heard it in, but someone mentioned the idea of maintaining a “status of the class” chart so that you always are aware of where you’re students are in the writing process. If you Google “status of the class” a lot comes up… The following, though, is the way I created one of these charts today when I returned from NCTE and needed to visually see where my kids were with regard to their personal essay drafts.
I am a literacy consultant who has spent over a decade working with teachers to improve the teaching of writing in their classrooms. While I work with teachers and students in grade K-6, I'm a former fourth and fifth-grade teacher so I have a passion for working with upper elementary students.
I'm the author of Craft Moves (Stenhouse Publishers, 2016) and the co-author of Jump Into Writing (Zaner-Bloser, 2021), Welcome to Writing Workshop (Stenhouse Publishers, 2019), and Day By Day (Stenhouse, 2010).