Interactive Notebook Grading Solution
It’s the most wonderful (and busy) time of the year. I’ve got a time-saving tip to avoid stacks and stacks of notebooks that need grading and feedback.
I’ve posted a lot about the 10 minute Output students do at the end of a lesson. While students are working independently to show their knowledge, I walk around to check for understanding. I look at what students have been writing, ask questions, and clear up misunderstandings.
When I need to grab a grade, I can just have my list of student names, walk around and assign a grade for that day or a previous day’s assignment. I don’t grade notebooks very often. Most of it is practice and I try not to assess practice. In order to meet the lovely grading quota, it happens sometimes. 🙂
Why I Like It
– I can provide verbal feedback.
– Students have their notebooks open to the page I need.
– I can grade quickly while students are working.
– I don’t have stacks of notebooks to go through after school.
– I can provide feedback more often because it’s not such a detestable task.