Don't spend a whole weekend grading notebooks!
This rubric prints two to a page to save paper and allows students to paste their rubric inside their composition book. The rubric gives specific items to look for making it easy for you to grade or you can have your students peer grade notebooks!
The table has a spot for 8 grades. I try to do 2 checks a semester. Sometimes I get that, sometimes I don't.
Students write down the date of the check. I usually have 2-3 pages that I am going to check and that is what goes in the pages column. I have had students just write the pages from the last check to now when I see they are not keeping up with their notebooks like I want.
The student will write down their 'fav' page - a page they definitely want me to grade. Then, I have a surprise page - that encourages them to keep all pages completed.