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    By RHB

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    This issue give me many headaches as well - although none of my cases are as extreme as yours. I generally tell my second graders that I prefer them to cross out mistakes (with one line) on their work because it shows me that they're really thinking about their work - paying attention and making changes to improve it. Seeing their mistakes really is a helpful assessment tool...perhaps you could find opportunities to praise un-erased him A papers that had a few things crossed out, catch him just before he begins to erase and tell him that you're really interested in the change he's about to make and that you hope he'll leave it for you to see, etc. Keep in mind that this could be indicative of a bigger problem (OCD, for instance) so perhaps communication with parents and the school adjustment counselor would be useful if this behavior continues.

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