To keep track of students during writer's workshop time, I have created a poster to display in the classroom. I hang this poster on a T-stand and have students place clothespins with their names on it. As they move on to the next step, they move their clothespin. This is a fast and effective way to keep track of students and for students to know the next step in the writer's workshop. The kids also love moving their clothespin to the next step on the chart, knowing they are just one step closer to a finished writing piece. I found it is best to enlarge this paper onto poster paper and then laminate with a tagboard backing.