OKAY, so 8 pm is NOT a good time to do a LIVE FB video on writing. So sorry! Thanks to those of you who tried to watch.
Here’s the gist of what I was saying:
1. Introduce the assignment at the beginning of the week. Have an example and explain specifically what you are expecting. Continue reading “Teaching and Grading Writing Assignments 101”
Homeschool grading should not take all evening. Don’t spend too much time grading your kids papers! Honestly, I can hardly believe I’m writing this but it is true. If you are trying to get your 6th grader to write a perfect essay and so you correct every.single.thing. that you can find, re-write all the sentences, and re-arrange the content YOU ARE DOING TOO MUCH.
The curriculum we use (BJU Press Homeschool) comes with rubriks* to help us grade each writing assignment. There are points for content (Did the students get the point across in the essay? Did the ideas have logical progression?) and points for technical skills (Capitalization and punctuation, etc.) Those 2 scores are combined and a grade is assigned. This way both the student and the teacher know what is expected!
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I’m so excited to be reviewing the Footsteps for Fours curriculum! Easy for mom and exciting for the 4 year old, this one box curriculum has a lot to offer: the skills you are teaching are clear, the materials you need are listed, the teaching methods are well-presented, and there are LOTS of enrichment activities.
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