This 15-page document includes all of the materials and directions to set-up students to review and/or score each others’ papers. Initially devised as a NYS Common Core English Regents final Part 2 test prep activity, it is important to note that many of the sample papers and the rubric included for student scoring calibration come from state test materials. But have no fear, if you are not prepping for the NYS CCRE, use the materials as a guide for editing the sample materials to fit your needs, keeping intact the directions and student scoring feedback and resolution sheets in the back. Be aware that the value in this purchase comes from the organization of the materials and directions on how to go about setting up a round-table essay revision and/or scoring activity in your classroom.
The product includes the following:
--teacher prep notes
--student activity overview and directions
--NYS CCRE June ’14 Part 2 rubric and sample papers (provided for convenience or as a template)
--a “My Scores” sheet
--a “Scores Resolution” sheet with editable percentage conversion chart
Students will be organized into small groups for scoring, with student names removed from the papers. After teaching students strategies for scoring using the sample paper, which will likely take 30 minutes to practice, students will then score each others’ papers anonymously. Students are required to select a score based on specific attributes outlined on the rubric. When students commit to a score they must specifically refer to examples from the essay to clarify their opinions. It must be noted that no teacher should ever finalize a score for his/her gradebook without reviewing the scores and reasons from the scorers. However, having students record their evidence to prove a score selection makes the teacher review process much more specific and concise.
Students will then pass papers “around the table” for more feedback and scoring. The multiple scores will then be organized by the group members, and an average score will be plugged into a editable conversion chart for a score out of 100%. The teacher can then review all essays and scoring feedback to write final notes to each student. Where you go from there is completely up to you!
Please note that this product contains instructions, but is not written as a professional lesson plan. Again, the value in this product is the organization and directions to make the process of student scoring run smoothly and precisely. Thank you for your interest! Be sure to visit me at www.ateacherintherye.com .