This is a great tool to use when writing anecdotal notes. Give two praises and one thing you would like for your student to work on (Two Stars and a Wish).
This tool is especially great to use when students are writing. As students are writing, that is an opportunity to confer with your students and you can document what was praised and what was noted for them to work on, next time you visit with them. This way, if you have to pull a small group, you will know what skill needs to be tackled.
It is difficult to try to confer with all students in one day, so confer with at least five students per day.