Writing Rubrics…ugh

I think we can all agree that grading our students’ writing assignments is a daunting task. In the past, I’ve put it off for so long that grading it at all seems worthless because, in order to be useful, the feedback needs to be immediate–we all know that. So why is this task so difficult?Continue reading “Writing Rubrics…ugh”

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Teaching Narrative with Crazy Pictures

Prior to beginning our writing unit on narrative text, I like to get the creative juices flowing! My students use a composition book for their year long journal. Mini-writing prompts, debates of the week, and any other informal writing is done in their journal. The purpose of the journal and the activities I choose areContinue reading “Teaching Narrative with Crazy Pictures”