Read through the chat below for ideas on what type of assignments should carry the most weight and how to use rubrics and conferencing to encourage revision and reflection. You'll find ways to simplify grading using gradebook/rubric codes and a check system instead of points. You'll also get ideas about how to use technology to lighten the marking load.
Hope you'll join us next Tuesday September 27th at 8pm EST to talk about reading and writing workshop. We'd also love for you to join our 2ndaryELA Facebook group (even if you aren't on Twitter). 2ndaryELA is a group of middle and high school English Language Arts teachers looking to share ideas and best practices. This group is an extension of our Twitter chat and a place for collaboration, questions, and encouragement. Feel free to post teaching ideas, success stories, resource links, photos, etc. that will enhance our instruction.