I use this as a formative assessment, communication, check-in, and feedback tool. I get to give my students meaningful feedback each day. As I'm scoring, I write down names of students that can share their answer and give students the opportunity to listen and correct their page if they need to. I do a three point scale for a total of 15 points each week.
1 point for effort. You tried. Thank you!!
1 point for writing in a complete sentence.
1 point for answering the question correctly.
I excuse students if they are absent and write, "We missed you!" in the box for that day.