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    Grading in 2nd. grade
    By Jacqui

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    Hi - in response to what other second grade teachers do for grading. I use a writing rubric for paragraph writing that uses a 4-3-2-1.
    This doesn't apply for everyday journal writing.

    For everyday writing practice I use a check minus, check, or check plus. I also grade most everyday work the same way.

    For math, I do use # grades based on 100%. Except for work done together (practice examples), I then use a stamp that says, done together in class.

    I believe we have to do a lot of observation,take anecdotal notes, and allow for many opportuntities to succeed. Grades are very subjective in second grade as they have not "mastered" many skills. I look for the total growth as well.

    Also, take a look at your school's report card. Find out how you have to report grades first, then set up a grading system that works for you.(for example - Satisfactory or letter grades) Satisfactory covers a large range. I also suggest that you post your rubrics, if any, and visually show clear criteria (model) of good work. This all helps.

    Hope this helps a bit. Good Luck.

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