One of my pet hates when I am marking a student’s work is if they have written an incredibly brief answer to the question/task set. Whilst I love using WWW and EBI along with student response to marking to make sure that they are getting the most out of my feedback, sometimes there isn’t the room in their books for them to fully respond.
An idea I spotted on Twitter not so long ago was to bring speeding violations into my marking. These are ideal for the able student who has clearly completed a task in a rush. If a student’s work lacks desired detail, focus on the question or even if they have made spelling, grammar and punctuation mistakes, I can attach one of these little worksheets into the desired space:
This worksheet allows the student chance to readdress the section of work that they have made a mistake on, whilst not crowding the existing piece of work. This is supposed to be in addition to WWW, EBI, literacy marking and smaller sections of student response.
Even though these sheets act as a great tool for student response they take very little time to be added into marking making them a very valuable tool indeed.
In addition to these basic improvement sheets, I have created a ‘stretch and challenge’ version for MAT students that complete the work quickly. These can be used in a similar way to the above improvement sheets:
Hopefully, I will get to use these sheets starting from this week. Any feedback is very welcome!
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