Assessing students' writing in a workshop model, can be tricky. These trackers & checklists are designed to make it a bit simpler.
Use pages 1&2 to track student's participation in Writing Conferences & Author's Chair. If you conduct conferences on a volunteer, sign-up basis, this tracker will make it easy and obvious when a particular student has not participated in a conference for a period of time, and will allow you to prompt them to sign up, or to require they share their writing with you next time around. The same goes for Author's Chair - although participation in Author's Chair (in front of the class) is always optional in my classroom.
Pages 3&4 - During Writing Conferences, students share one writing goal (taken from their writing checklist - and either self-selected, or teacher directed), then read their piece to you. As you listen, you may note areas you notice the student has met their goal (or is approaching the goal), and questions you have to help them progress their writing. You may choose one thing to teach them to help move them forward, and then make additional comments as well. Page 3 was designed for those who would like to have 2 different students (eg. if you are cutting the page in half, and keeping record cards), and Page 4 could be hole punched and added to a binder section for a single student - used for 2 different conference dates with that student.
Pages 5&6 - The Author's Chair protocol mirrors that of the conference (the student shares his/her goal, reads his/her writing to the class, the class notices how the author met his/her goal, they ask questions that will help the author improve his/her writing, thank-yous are exchanged). The purpose of these trackers are to note participation by the audience. Are they listening attentively, are they participating actively and/or contributing effectively? The different formats are simply to suit teacher preference.
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