Use this 3-page checklist to keep track of which skills each of your students have mastered. By using this list (based off of Lucy Calkins' TCRWP) you will know when a student is ready to move up to the next guided reading level. I have this checklist printed for each student in my conferring binder.
This Writing Conference Checklist aligns with the Lucy Calkins Units of Study for Kindergarten Narrative Wrting. It works with both Launching the Writer's Workshop and Writing for Readers. I always find it difficult to have a really focused writing conference with a child while noting exactly what occurred during the conference.