Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Writing Workshop Tidbits


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...

7 comments:

Mrs.M said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

fantastic idea! I too use a comp. notebook, after trying notecards on a clipboard, sticky notes, etc.

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Mrs. Ibarra said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Great Idea! I also have a caddy at my writing table/center. But I will be adding a few of the things you mentioned to make it more complete. Thanks!

Ms.M said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This is such a good idea. Thanks for sharing.

Ms. M
www.msk1ell.blogspot.com

Kimberly said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love the 5 W sticks and the fingers! I also use a composition notebook after several years of trying different things. Thanks for sharing your great ideas!
Kimberly
http://funkyfirstgradefun.blogspot.com/

Becky said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I like the caddy idea!

Molli said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

can you help me figure out what i'm doing wrong... when i go to download things from docstoc (not just your stuff, i don't think) it will let me follow the link & view it, but when i click download, it takes me to a weird part of their site-- even though i'm already logged in. what should i do?

Amy B said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I LOVE this! I'm totally stealing this idea for conferencing!! :)

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