Grade your students' homework at your leisure, but give them the immediate feedback that they need... Sound impossible? Not if you use correction cards. When students arrive in class, distribute notecards or small sheets of paper and have them record the answers to their homework assignment. If it is a lengthy assignment, you might choose specific questions for them to record. Allow just enough time for this copying and collect the cards.
You may now go over the students' homework in class as usual. Students may correct their own work and keep their papers for review. Evaluate the recorded responses on the cards when it is convenient, and use those scores for grading. You may keep or return the "correction cards" to your students because they have retained their originals.
Article by Cara Bafile
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