I'm not sure how many of you remember, but I had a blog post a few months back about using conference cards with students during writer's workshop. This has been a life saver for me because many of the students that I have are in their first year of workshop. They are not used to the writing environment and often in the beginning of the year were looking for immediate feedback, questions answered, work edited for them, etc.
Some sample cards:
My students are in the middle of a non-fiction writing unit right now. We are writing expert books. We are all under the same topic of Winter Animals. After using an FQR chart for our questions and wonderings students are developing their essential questions. I feel as though I have started to be pulled in so many different directions "putting out fires." I don't want my workshop environment to be like that, so I created another batch of Writer's Workshop Conference Cards. This time I have made them specific for non-fiction writing.
Check them out in my TpT store here
I've kept them at the low price of $1.00 for you to copy and make as many sets for your students as you need. I put mine on construction paper, cut, laminated, and hole punched them for a ring. Staples has great multicolor rings for 3.99 a box.