I use this late work report to hold students accountable when not turning in an important assignment like a lab report or project. I don’t use it every day- just for the assignments that are worth more than the daily homework points. I also use this late work report to keep myself organized. With 180 students this year, I found that using the late work report has made keeping track of late/absent work a lot easier.
I make copies of the late work report on yellow paper. When I go around and collect an assignment or project, I touch base with each student. If the student does not have the assignment to turn in (or they claim that they are almost done- it is going to be LATE) I give them a yellow sheet to fill out. They fill out the top half and sign it and I collect it.
Late Work Report:
- a record of late work and reason it was not turned in
- record of absent work
- can make a copy of the report and send it home with teacher comments for a parent signature
- can be scanned in and attached to parent emails as notification of assignment not turned in
- backs up the teacher in the event the student tells parent he turned in assignment and teacher lost it
I found that by using the Late Work Report students are more aware of due dates and getting their assignments turned in on time. They know that I use the yellow sheets for parent contact.
This file includes a sample report, customizable report and teacher notes.