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Status of the Class

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.

This checklist made a lot of sense to me!
This checklist made a lot of sense to me!

Stacey Shubitz View All

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).

2 thoughts on “Status of the Class Leave a comment

  1. I used to do a “status of the class” board with my grade 5’s, but have worried it wouldn’t be good for my grade 3’s and 4’s because some of them are so
    s l o w and I am not sure they have a choice in that. 🙂 I have been thinking, however, that this might motivate some of the kids who seem to think that time isn’t important. Maybe if they see how far behind they are compared to the others it will help…

    OK…you talked me into it ! :p LOL


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