One of big questions we must ask ourselves as teachers when grading writing is “how much feedback should I give each student?”. As Karly and Jen discussed in their post, rubrics are an incredibly helpful tool for providing feedback about various aspects of student writing. Depending on the goal of the writing assignment, the size of the class, and your workload, rubrics may not be the only way you give feedback. Today I’ll share some of my personal approaches for giving more detailed feedback as well as some strategies that others have shared with me.
As I shared in the intro to my contribution to last week’s focus on writing assignments, I have recently committed to providing more writing opportunities and thus more opportunities for my students to get writing feedback and to incorporate that feedback into future assignments. To manage that grading, here are three things that I have done:
Finally, here are some other strategies that I have heard about.
What strategies do you use to provide individualized feedback beyond the rubric?
Written by Ciara Kidder