How they work:
Each card has a teaching point that you teach in a mini-lesson then each student gets a card to add to their ring. During independent work time, each student can choose a point to focus on for that day. You can easily walk around the classroom and see who is focusing on what task.
I laminated my cards, hole punched them, and now year after year I can use them!
Each card has the Common Core State Standard for 3rd grade writing and language on it.