Are you beset by paper grading? Are you frustrated with "peer editing," because most of the students will only glance at one another's work with uninterested carelessness? Are you plagued by guilt, because you know the only way your young writers will improve is by writing more frequently and receiving immediate feedback? If so, you've found the right book.
Students Write More, Teachers Grade Less delineates an effective, classroom-tested system for teaching students how to think like writers and editors. It provides a concrete, step-by-step process called the Pipeline System, designed to help you process twenty essays, per student, per year, without increasing your workload.
Packed with ready-to-use graphic organizers and ideas you can implement tomorrow, and written by a public high school English teacher who shares your challenges and frustrations, Students Write More, Teachers Grade Less will show you how to help strugglers achieve proficiency, while at the same time motivating your more advanced writers to push themselves.
Best of all, there's no reinventing the wheel. The Pipeline System will complement-not replace-your writing curriculum.
You'll learn to handle the paper load, you'll rediscover your private life, and you'll see dramatic gains in student performance.