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Re: Teachers Drawing on Student Work: I use an eraser

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Larry Cox (l_j_cox)
Mon, 13 Apr 1998 17:41:02 -0700

Just another thought on drawing on student work....I point with my finger,
if that doesn't work, I use an eraser on the end of the pencil...if they
don't "get it" and they usually do, I make a very light pencil line and have
them go over it...I am dealing with young children in elementary school.
-----Original Message-----
From: Lydia West <LydiaWest>
To: fastedy <fastedy>;
Date: Monday, April 13, 1998 1:56 PM
Subject: Re: Teachers Drawing on Student Work

>I must say that I really agree with you! While I don't advocate drawing
>directly on students' work (I use a separate sheet), I do think it's
>for students at every level to remember that they are there to learn and
>improve (not that we ever reach a point where we should stop doing
> Your response reminded me of AP senior English many years ago, in which we
>spent the year RIGOROUSLY learning to write compositions worthy of getting
a 5
>on the AP test. One of the novels we read during the year was Portrait fo
>Artist as a Young Man, and I remember grumbling with my classmates about
>fact that if we handed in a composition in James Joyce style, we'd be lucky
>get a .5!! I don't remember considering the fact that I wasn't Joyce, just
>senior in a high school English class.
> In retrospect, I can see that the class did a great deal to strengthen
>sharpen my writing, and was one of my best (and hardest!) classes ever,
>college included! As you said, if a student is already a renowned artist,
>there is little point in his/her taking a high school art class!
>Lydia West
>Toledo OH