Re: [Teacher-talkhswriters] holistic or analytical
I have used some of both as well. I find a good point in their writing, even though on some writings it is difficult. Depending on the student I try to find only a couple of areas to work on at a time, so they don't feel so overwhelmed. When I am working with higher level I widen the scope of what I am looking at. There are particular assignments I have them focus on not making many mistakes in that particular area. Recently I have started using a rubric for their research paper. I give them a copy of it for reference so they have an idea of what I am looking for. The first time I used it I realized I needed to give them more support and explanation about it because it was new to most of them.
From: teacher-talkhswriters-bounces_at_learner.org [teacher-talkhswriters-bounces_at_learner.org] on behalf of Linda W. [blewd_at_neo.rr.com]
Sent: Monday, March 07, 2011 2:31 PM
Subject: [Teacher-talkhswriters] holistic or analytical
I think I use a very informal combination of both styles. At the top of a student’s paper, I usually try to write a positive comment like “on topic.” Beside the paragraphs I might write, “good details,” or "good vocabulary.” Sometimes I write, “add examples.” If a word is misspelled, I write it correctly, so they will know the correct spelling the next time they use that word. I usually try to point out fragments. I do not usually give a number grade. This has been my process. So I will try to use more specific rubrics, and I do need to have my students evaluate their own work.
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