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From: Andrea S. Martine (martinea@basd.k12.pa.us)
Date: Tue Apr 11 2000 - 17:29:55 EDT

  • Next message: Lynn Aprill: "Re: Question"

    Would you please direct you comments to the person who posed the question?
    I don't know to whom you are responding. Thanks, Andrea
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    > From: Sukatunkb@aol.com
    > To: Multiple recipients of list <Teacher-TalkNovel@learner.org>
    > Subject: Re: Question
    > Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2000 12:03:30 -0400 (EDT)
    >
    > Another twist that I add to the small group discussion helps to take the
    > pressure of assessing off the teacher and put it on the students. Give
    each
    > group a given number of points to divide depending upon how much each
    student
    > contributed to the discussion or project. For example, a group of 4
    students
    > might have 40 points to assign. A group of 5 has 50. At the end of each
    > discussion or work session they submit the grades to me for recording.
    With
    > my limited choice novel unit students have usually self-selected the
    degree
    > of difficulty of the novel and are fairly well matched according to
    ability
    > which avoids obvious fairness issues. I've had a lot of success with
    this.



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