work flip signs: one side says "I need help," another side says "I'm working hard," last side says "I'm finished." Helps with monitoring progress and (hopefully) keeps students from getting out of their seats/shouting out your name constantly.
make one for each student and have it sit on the corner of their desk. It is small enough that it won’t be embarrassing for the student but it’s big enough that I can see at a glance who is having trouble with the topic and who is doing fine
Reader's Workshop - a way to track conferring with readers during conferences! - can build on each post-it and then you can flip through post-its to see what you've worked on throughout the year. Website also had other great reader's workshop strategies and mini-lessons!