An integral part of Writing Workshop is conferencing with students. While a teacher may take detailed notes in very formal conferences a few times a year, most interactions are much shorter. This is a form I developed to use for shorter writing conferences. It gives me a chance to write the date and a few short words or phrases about the content of the conference. (For example, I list which of the traits we focused on during the conference.) This also helps me make sure I am having meaningful conferences with all students regularly.