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Marking big writing

Discussion in 'Primary' started by lattedrinker, Jan 10, 2016.

  1. lattedrinker

    lattedrinker New commenter

    when marking these pieces of writing I get so depressed at how rubbish some of my class are at writing extended pieces. I teach year 4 ( but I'm new to Y4) so I feel that I am not teaching them correctly. Also I struggle to find comments for the 2 stars and a wish. I can think of lots of wishes but as for the stars...
    Any advice?
  2. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    My 'stars' always relate to the 3-4 success criteria I give the children at the start of the piece,
    Specific criteria I will be looking for, awarding marks for and thus leading naturally to the star- well done you used . . . . . . etc.
  3. Studyzonetv

    Studyzonetv Occasional commenter

    Also, why not look back at their writing from the start of the academic year. I'm sure every child has made some progress and so will have something worthy or praise. I'm with Lara though; my stars relate to the success criteria set/agreed with the class.
  4. Calamity54321

    Calamity54321 New commenter

    Yup I'm exactly the same. Stars and wish almost always relate to the success criteria. If they've not achieved all, or none, of the success criteria, I'll look at things like basic punctuation or other Year 4 objectives to praise / give a target.

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