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Teaching => Theory and Practice => Topic started by: Howard Moon on June 30, 2020, 01:08:24 pm

Title: Grade 4 students: can they figure out what is wrong?
Post by: Howard Moon on June 30, 2020, 01:08:24 pm
I have a question related to marking homework for grade 4 students.
For each chapter the students are required to write each key word 5x and each key expression 3x.
When I correct the students' homework, I highlight where their error is. For example:
- swimm -> swimm

My co-teacher said that this is not good enough. She said that they might not know what the red markings mean and that I should let them know using her homemade stickers, for example one of them says:
 "Check your spelling 맞춤법을 확인합니다.".

I think the stickers are a waste of time (120+ students) and that grade 4 students are capable of looking at their worksheets and their homework and figuring out what is wrong. I think that it is a good learning exercise.  Do you agree with me?
Title: Re: Grade 4 students: can they figure out what is wrong?
Post by: O.quan6 on June 30, 2020, 01:14:17 pm
Couldn't you (in another colour) just write the exact spelling/grammar neatly where the mistake is?
Title: Re: Grade 4 students: can they figure out what is wrong?
Post by: Howard Moon on June 30, 2020, 01:20:02 pm
The worksheets have the exact spelling. All they have to do is copy it.
Title: Re: Grade 4 students: can they figure out what is wrong?
Post by: O.quan6 on July 01, 2020, 07:26:14 am
Oh man, I don't even know what to say to that :/

Making stickers sounds like way too much work. Is your Coteacher wanting a personalized sticker for each student?

Maybe students can be notified that different coloured stickers represent a different correction.
ie. red = grammar, blue = spelling, etc.

I totally agree with you that there's no point if they have a worksheet to copy their answers from. Maybe you need to look busier during your free periods (joking).
Title: Re: Grade 4 students: can they figure out what is wrong?
Post by: gotngoidea on July 01, 2020, 08:05:40 am
You could get cheap stamps made for under W10,000. I use them if I have to mark anything on top of correcting in coloured pens.
http://item.gmarket.co.kr/Item?goodscode=403714584

i have one line in English and the other in Korean.