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Lesson Plans

Re: Elementary Grading

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Sandra Poos (klpoos)
Tue, 09 Feb 1999 22:54:27 -0600

To A. Zincone- in North Carolina,
Grading at the elementary level is very hard to do since you don't want
to deflate their self esteem but encourage them in art. You also want to
start good habits, where they turn in their art work .
From 3rh to 6th grade I use rubrics. I write on the board what I expect
from the students to get an A, B,etc. They write these in their
notebooks so they have a reminder of what is expected to get an A.B,etc.
You asked about "N" needs improvement and "U" unsatisfactory- I use
these grades if kids can't produce the work or apply the skills that I
am teaching or if they can't work independently by themselves.
I don't give kids with learning disabilities an N or U, ESPECIALLY if
they are sitting quietly working on their project. They are doing the
best they can do at their level. If the learning disability child is not
working independently and disturbing others and is not on task, then an
N or U is necessary!
Sandy Poos- Cahokia, Illinois- art on a cart!!! (what fun!!!)