Soooo I have been working on writing with my kiddos all year. It has become however, a terrible nightmare to keep all of their writing organized. ie: who is behind, who is ahead, who do I need to conference with, who is ready for a peer editing conference?
Answer:Yes. Victory. This sweet little sorter made entirely from recycled boxes, leftover contact paper and printout labels I made on the computer. It's lovely. Students leave their writing folders in whichever step of the writing process they are in. Finished work goes into the last box so I can grade it and then conference with students as time allows. It is wonderful. I would highly recommend any teacher take the time to make one, use purchased magazine holders, or come up with a similar system. Life has gotten 10 times easier since this. Before, I had a stack of folders in a bin which was a total pain! This makes it easy to find and see. Plus, now that it's November, I remember which folder belongs to which student so I can easily say "I need _________ to work on _________!"