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Lesson Plans

Kids who finish assignments early

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Sandra Hildreth (shildret)
Tue, 10 Dec 1996 00:36:13 -0500

I have finally decided that when I have a major project, that the kids who
want to take their time and do their best deserve that opportunity. So I
add extra variations of the assignment for those who finish early. I tell
them that since I provide the classtime for them to work, that I expect
them to be working while in class - therefore either they take more time on
the original assignment, or they have a choice of which variations to do.
No one is actually doing any more work than anyone else - but the speedy
ones will have several grades while the kids who take their time will have
a single grade for the project. And there are actually a few whose
lightbulb turns on and they realize that if they take more time and put
more effort into the main assignment, they won't have to do variations.

Sandra Hildreth <shildret>
C.L.A.S.S. (Cultural Literacy through Art & Social Studies)
Art 7-12, Madrid-Waddington Central School, Madrid, NY 13660
Art Methods, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY 13617