As they told me what they thought I wrote their name on the board below that sign. Their name could have more than one thing to work, but I stopped them if they wanted it under more than 2. The most basic 2 things will be what we work on first and as we constantly get better we will erase their name from that sign and more it to a different area and we will work on something else.
Not only does this help me while we are writing, the kids love it. They are seeing where their name is and they know exactly what to work on while they are writing.
I love when I have an idea and it works!