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Re: Grading Long Projects


Date: Sun Mar 21 2004 - 15:08:05 PST

I love long projects, and I teach Lower School and Middle School. I do
the same thing you all do in HS...break down the project into different
parts and grade it several times as we progress through critiques
towards finishing. I set deadlines for certain things to have happened
and I open my room at lunch and recess, as well as after school for kids
who get behind. Kids can also take work home over weekends with parent
help and understanding that it must return to class with them the
following class period. In the papier mache chairs, I assessed design
and originality, craftsmanship with construction, efficient use of time,
and painting. I love long projects because it gives kids a chance to
change their mind, alter things to make them better, and end up with
something they can be really proud of. I decided years ago that 30
minute TV sitcoms presented crisis and resolution within 30 minutes and
life is just not like that! I see extended projects as a terrific way
to teach patience and the value of time spent. My kids seem to love
long projects.

Linda Woods

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 click on "Stories of SJS," click on "Arts Stories," click on Linda
Woods' name. View artwork by Lower, and Middle School students as well
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