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Lesson Plans

Re: Grading Elementary Art

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Mon, 19 Oct 1998 19:50:13 -0500

I'm not crazy about the fact that I have to grade my middle school students
with letter grades, but that is how it works at our school. So to give every
student the opportunity to do show they can do well in class, I give
opportunities other that art projects for student to show learning. Students
also get graded on art reports, tests and journaling. Some of my less artistic
students are thrilled when they can get an A in art for written work when they
know they have a harder time with the skills. I think it helps balance out
their grade and gives them more enthusiasm for art.

kathleen black wrote:

> Wow,....Ginny He has to be crazy. I do not believe that we elementary art
> teachers should be a type of person who labels a child A B C D F. My
> husband got an F in music in elementary school because he "could not sing".
> He is now an opera singer professionally and teaches vocal singing at a
> university. I surely am glad he was not blighted by the music teacher. At
> my school I have fought for a participation grade. Personaly, I thaink the
> grades matter only to the parents. For ex mple, "My child is an artistic
> genius because he/she gat an A in art". Ugh Kathy Black