Category Archives: Standards Based Grading

A New Idea for the Gradebook

Now that I have begun using “I can” statements as a way of monitoring student progress and creating assignments, I have loved it. I know so much more clearly what my students know and can do, and they know better … Continue reading

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SBG and Students Taking Charge Of Their Learning

I have adopted Standards Based Grading over the past few years, but I am always trying to refine my assessment skills. My hope has been that SBG will communicate more clearly to my students what they need to know and … Continue reading

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14 Week Update for 8th Grade English Class

These past five weeks have simply flown by! Granted, the speed may have something to do with all the class we have been missing due to testing week, the Awesome 8th grade Blue Ridge trip, and the fact that Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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9 Week Update for 8th Grade English

We are officially 1/4th of the way through the year and half-way through first semester! It is amazing to think that we have come so far so quickly, and the year goes by and by. The students have had some … Continue reading

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5 Week Update for 8th Grade English

After reading Jill Gough’s recent blog post sharing Trinity teachers’ EL’s for 4th grade, I thought that would be a great way to check in with parents at my 5 week mark. What should your child know and be able … Continue reading

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5 week update for Writing Workshop Enviro Writing

After reading Jill Gough’s recent blog post sharing Trinity teachers’ EL’s for 4th grade, I thought that would be a great way to check in with parents at our Writing Workshop 5 week mark. What should your child know and be able … Continue reading

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Syllabus for 2012-2013 8th Grade English

A syllabus is a tricky thing, and I often put off making mine until push comes to shove. This year, however, I started thinking about my syllabus a good bit before the beginning of the school year because I knew … Continue reading

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