Organizing Anecdotal Notes This notebook is going to combine 3 notebooks into one. First, It will serve as a spot for me to check the status of my class (what book they are reading). Second, it will store anecdotal notes that I take (reading/math).
Make the most of your small group instruction with these easy to use student documentation forms. Use these with small groups for writing conferences ala Kelly Gallagher in Teaching Adolescent Writers.
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Great example reading conference form-would be good for personal goals, learning intentions and home communication. Reading Conference Communication Form for beginning readers. Communicates reading strategies and comprehension strategies
Divide the inside of a file folder into boxes that are slightly larger than small sticky notes. Write students' names in the boxes in alphabetical order, one name per box, jot the information on a sticky note and then place it in the appropriate box.
Using templates like this allows for teachers to take very quick and meaningful notes on student work. Formative assessments are prompt and can be done throughout the year to keep track of student progress.
An easy way to keep track of student conferences! Just tape index cards to a file folder and easily flip through and write anecdotal notes and the date you met with your students. It is a great reference for report cards and parent meetings.