Papers, Papers, Papers An English Teacher's Survival Guide

ISBN-10: 0325008280
ISBN-13: 9780325008288
Edition: 2005
Authors: Carol Jago
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Book details

List price: $24.38
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 7/27/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 7.40" wide x 9.20" long x 0.29" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

You're reading as fast as you can, but the pile of unread essays grows taller and taller. Guilt mounts. Students want to know when their papers will come back. Grading begins consuming all your energy, your weekends, your life. Grading papers is a fact of life, especially in English classrooms, and the paper load is a leading cause of teacher burnout. Fortunately, Carl Jago's here to help, and in Papers, Papers, Papers, she offers you advice honed from thirty-one years in the English classroom and forty-five thousand papers worth of grading. You'll not only get through stacks of papers, but you'll do so accurately, completely, and with the time you need to give each and every student in your classes the attention they deserve. Ever practical and always professional, Jago suggests techniques that can be implemented right away to turn your mountain of essays into a foothill. She covers every aspect of attentive grading, including: responding to student drafts commenting rather than correcting using scoring guides and rubrics for common expectations fostering improvement from one paper to the next effective peer- and self-editing suggestions for alternatives to essays. With all this and her Ten Tips for Handling the Paper Load, Carol Jago gives you everything you need to keep on top of student papers.

Introduction: Don't Let the Papers Get You Down
Comment Rather Than Correct
Identify Mechanical Errors
Rephrase for Clarity and Style
Comment on Content
Using Scoring Guides and Rubrics
Response to Literature Rubric
Persuasive Writing Rubric
Informative Writing Scoring Guide
Leave It to Machines!
A Brief History of Computer Scoring
Classroom Tools for Online Scoring
Educators' Concerns
My Reader Is a Computer
Misery Loves Company
Grading Parties
Large-Scale Scoring Sessions Versus Remote Readings
With Confidence Comes Speed
Peer Assessment and Self-Assessment
Pairing Peers for Guided Response
Self-Assessment Strategies
The Sweet Sixteen
Alternatives to Essays
Expert Group Reports
Research Without the Papers
Responses in Verse
Motivating Students
Lives on the Boundary
Uncommon Sense for Handling the Paper Load
Do Teacher Comments Matter?
Responding to Student Drafts
Fostering Improvement from One Paper to the Next
Husbanding Your Strength
Ten Tips for Handling the Paper Load
One Hand for the Ship, One Hand for Yourself
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