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.
Literacy Consultant. Author. Former 4th and 5th Grade Classroom Teacher.