Thursday, September 20, 2012

Academic feedback freebie

I absolutely hate grading papers! I was so glad to see on some blogs this week that other teachers feel the same way. I put it off pretty much all week. My kiddos don't do much daily work, just a morning sheet and a math sheet which we do mostly together, so there's really not much to grade. I know that I should check their work more often but I forget most of the time.
I've decided to make academic feedback an area that I will work on strengthening this year. In our school system, academic feedback must be specific and written. We can give feedback orally but our evaluators are looking for the written feedback. So I made a quick sheet to use with their daily work to help me remember to give the feedback to my students.

Click on the picture to download a copy.

 I still read it to them and point out examples in their work. I ran these on colored paper, chopped them in half, and stapled one page to their work.

When I was grading their work, I came across this cute answer for "Write about something that you would like ten of." So sweet! I just love reading what they write.

I am so excited that tomorrow is an inservice day so I can get some things done in my classroom. This week has been exhausting!


  1. I love this form! I was wanting a self- reflection piece for the kids and this is perfect :) Thanks!!

    3rd Grade Thoughts

  2. Great idea! I need to give more feedback, too. I HATE correcting papers!

    Heather at TeachItToday

  3. Thank you for the form, it's great! Are you planning to use this with every piece of work, or just certain items?

    1. Hi Amy! I will probably one use it on their work once a week. I usually staple their weekly work together so this will go on top of it. You could really use it however you want.

  4. This is great! I think self-reflection is so important, even for the little ones. One of the drawbacks of a classroom that includes lots of hands-on games and activities is that there aren't a lot of papers to grade. (Did I just say that was a drawback?? Definitely not! It just requires being more innovative in communicating with students and parents.)

    Thank you for this idea!

  5. Where did you get the sheet for morning work that the child answered what he would 10 of? Thanks!

    1. I got it on TPT. It's from Second Story Window and it's their Second Grade Common Core morning work. Love it!

  6. Ooh, thanks for the freebie! I'm so using it for center work - so many of my kids get pulled by other teachers - this would be a good way for them to tell me what they are learning (or not). Terrific idea! Thanks!

  7. I love the look of your feedback form.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Teaching Maths with Meaning

  8. Courtney I have a question.... I have purchased a few of your wonders. I am on Unit 2 in Treasures and I bought your bundled pack. I just do not see that it aligns with mine? Am I missing something?
    Thanks again FOR ALL YOU DO!


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