I have been teaching 1st grade for 12 years. I. Love. It. Teaching and learning are two passions that I have. What a better way to learn from others than from blogging! There is no better feeling than knowing I have inspired a child.
I love writing time! I also like giving others ideas for writing workshop. Here are some of my best and simplest tips for conferring during the workshop!
I like to carry this conferring caddy with me. It has all the supplies I might need while conferring with a student (highlighters/yellow markers, pencils, stapler, red pens, slate/rag/marker, erasers, my notebook, extra paper, tape, etc.) No need to run to my desk when I have this with me.
I have tried many ideas for assessment during the workshop over the years. I have found that using composition notebooks is the best for me. I put each child's name on a page and then skip a few pages between names. There is no question who I am conferring with next; I simply go in order of the notebook. This comes in very handy for the next time I confer with a child, as well as when doing report cards or having parent meetings. Play around and see what works best for you-checklist, notebook, etc...