Help Grading Papers

daughter graded papers

Do you ever enlist family members to help you grade papers? If you have any work to catch up on over Christmas break, you might consider it. We would like to wish all of our friends a very merry Christmas, and a happy, healthy new year full of smiles and laughter.

Blonde is only one syllable.

blonde syllables

OK, I admit that poetic meter is probably something that students aren’t as excited about as their English teachers. But they do try to understand and often will write surprisingly good poems when they apply the knowledge they learned in class. I’m not sure what will become of poetry writing with the new Common Core standards, but it was fun while it lasted. Most days. Maybe not most days, probably some days. Well, at least one or two days…

I’m Not Gonna Do My Work Anyway…

not gonna do the test

High school students are often adept at persuasive techniques. Although they can’t always identify the elements of ethos, logos, and pathos on our benchmarks or standardized tests, they do know how to employ these techniques when it really matters — in the test of real life!