Thursday, April 26, 2012

ELA Weekly Check-Up

Each week, I give a check-up similar to this for a grade. Initially, many students fail the friendly-letter portion. I tell them not to worry because they'll get to rewrite it CORRECTLY for points. Once they realize they're being held accountable for learning, their grades improve remarkably. This year, most of my students scored at least 80% or higher by the second month of school.

Parts of Speech:

I teach parts of speech a few minutes each day until students have mastered them which is generally around the 2nd or 3rd month of school. (There is a document in my store explaining this and pre-made PowerPoints available too.)

We also do Writer's Workshop each day. I collect a couple of published pieces each quarter for grades.

With that being said, I need English grades. These weekly quizzes assess conventions and parts of speech.

My goal is to create monthly bundles to sell for $1 each if there's enough interest. They're easy to create if you want to create your own. Let me know if you have questions.

P.S. I uploaded a Microsoft Word version so you can modify the letter to fit the needs of your class. A PDF is included too. :)

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