In light of the NEU webinar on Friday, handling books seems to be out, unless you allow 72 hours between handling. I appreciate that for Maths (though I still like to give some comment) and grammar etc kids can self mark. We need to give daily feedback and make daily assessments in order to refine our teaching. Ok, kids can leave books open for us to view but what about page turning? The issue of marking writing is the biggest concern here as so much more is needed. I did think highlighters could be used if only the pen touches the page and even post-its as that would be touched from teacher to individual but no cross contamination from one book to another and avoids the teacher handling 30+ potentially contaminated books. How is this any different to touching photocopies or paper resources we will inevitably dish out every day! This is teacher to pupil not pupil to teacher which I assume is ok? How are you addressing the marking issues in your schools?