Every time we teach and do either a formative or summative assessment, we peer or teacher assess.
However, sometimes it is understandbly difficult to create a new set of assessment criteria or success criteria per task - let's face it, there just aren't enough hours in the day or PPA time in the world!
So, in an effore to combat this, our Peer Assessment Pack is now available on our TES page. It's a series of five different peer assessment grids: Reading (Comprehension), Reading (Analysis), Essay Writing, Creative Writing (Fiction), Creative Writing (Non-Fiction). It's a simple checklist allowing peers to say yes or no to success criteria as appropriate (just cross out what you don't need!) and then has a summative comment section for What Went Well and Even Better If...
Hope they're helpful - every teacher loves a timesaver!
Frustrated at explaining over and over how to write an essay? There are no more excuses for forgetting with this easy card sort!
The premise is that the cards have been scrambled and pupils need to sort them into a 'do' and 'don't' pile for their rules for essay writing - then the 'do' pile gets stuck in books and everyone remembers what to do (theoretically of course...!).
Aimed at KS3 and KS4 as it doesn't cover the extended needs for KS5!
Exciting times - my first literacy share on Literacy Stars!
And today, I bring you P.E.E. Mobiles.
It sounds weird but it's a brilliant way to keep track of your pupils' understanding of explaining and analysing texts.
You copy as many of the below document as you need, plus a few spares (for the ones who love to be neat and the ones who will inevitably need to redo), and chop them up (kids can do the proper cutting, you just need a quick slice!). Only hand out the 'point' mobile. Pupils cannot get the 'evidence' mobile until you've checked their work and signed them off on it - the same goes for moving to the 'explanation' mobile. Then, to top it all off, if pupils have a good explanation sorted, you hole punch the bottom of the 'point', the top and bottom of the 'evidence', and the top of the 'explanation' and give them treasury tags - they've created their mobile! And in a double-header, you've got yourself some lovely display materials acting as reminders for good practice/success criteria.
Give it a go - it's something I love doing with year seven, and although it sounds a bit claustrophobic, I promise you won't have 30 kids coming at you together - in fact, differentiate by having the higher level kids assess the P.E.E.s of those still working.
Let me know how you get on in the 'Comments', and by all means feedback on your experiences good or bad!
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