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Old 06-24-2017, 02:44 AM
 
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Congratulations! Hold on to your hat--the first year of teaching is always a wild ride!

Dubby has some good advice for you, but I will take some exception to number 7. I think that bringing some work home from time to time is unavoidable, unless you are willing to spend long hours at school.

However...there are ways to minimize the amount of time you spend grading stuff. It is possible to teach without going over every scrap of paper a student produces with a fine tooth comb.

Decide the purpose of the assignment, and only grade that aspect of it. Have students fix errors--for example, circle incorrect spellings and have the kids correct the spelling themselves instead of writing the correction for them. Some work (such as vocabulary practice) can be merely checked off at the beginning of class--no need to handle that paper.

When students are writing longer pieces, take time in class for editing conferences. Be sure they learn how to do effective peer editing. This will really pay off, because when they hand in the final paper it will be cogent and (relatively) free of errors.

Paperwork is one of the biggest bugaboos of teaching, and especially language arts!

Best wishes...and keep in touch with us!
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