Monthly Archives: September 2015

Progress Cards

Progress Cards

Shared by Elizabeth Baldridge

Every day of class, I try to check in with each student individually, but I also have individual conferences scheduled with students every four weeks to talk about grades, progress, and goals for the remainder of the semester. Students answer the questions from this sheet on large index cards. We discuss them during conferences, but¬†I also carry them with me to give students props when they’re following through with a plan or showing a newly adopted practice and to remind students of their plans and larger goals.

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Post-it Peer Review

Post-it Peer Review

Shared by Elizabeth Baldridge

Inexperienced writers often have difficulty providing substantive feedback on peer work, especially early in the semester before we’ve done enough analysis and discussion of writing to equip them with language to discuss the relative success of different texts. I use this peer review activity¬†early in the semester as a way to encourage students to think about learning from successes and to get students quality revision direction in just a few words.

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