One of the things our department have been looking at recently is feedback from teachers to pupils. Book scrutiny suggested that whilst the staff were working very conscientiously in leaving feedback, there was little evidence that the pupils were responding to it.
So now we are trying out a new approach. Once per fortnight we will spend part of a lesson giving the pupils time to respond to our comments. Where possible we will try to create a dialogue or leave some action for the pupils to do once their books are returned. Here are some of the things we are suggesting they can do.
Are there any marking symbols in the margin guiding your corrections? Correct your SPaG mistakes.
Answer any questions your teacher/peer has asked you, giving detailed reasons.
Have you got any spelling mistakes?
Create yourself a personal spelling list and learn them
Write a question to your teacher.
Improve work by re-writing words, sentences & paragraphs focusing on
Highlight where you think you have met the SUCCESS CRITERIA or
where you have met your PERSONAL TARGETS...
Ask your partner to quality check your Respond and Review work