Marking written work - any ideas?

(6 Posts)
anchovies Sat 31-May-14 17:48:45

I am finishing a research project for my PGCE and as part of it spent some time getting year 8 students to work on using point, evidence, explain in science. They produced a piece of writing before and after we focussed on it (based on a choice of questions such as "is a chef a scientist" or "how does a volcano affect people living near it.")

The second piece of writing is clearly much better than the first but I am not sure how to mark it quantitatively so I can justify saying - "it worked". I have emailed my useless tutor but don't expect to hear back in the next month! Just wondering if anyone has any ideas?

Many many thanks thanks thanks in advance!

toomuchicecream Sat 31-May-14 20:36:54

In primary I would use a checklist. Could you go something like that? A list of points/features they should include and then tick each one they achieve. If you want to make it quantifiable you could give a mark for each tick and then total them??

anchovies Sat 31-May-14 20:54:46

Great idea thankyou! Will have a go at putting something together thanks

littlesupersparks Sat 31-May-14 20:56:31

Use the English reading NC criteria xx

TheLateMrsLizCromwell Sun 01-Jun-14 12:23:02

Anchovies - look on TES - lots of useful stuff there on PEEL. Good luck - just finished my last assignment so know exactly how you feel!

kscience Sat 14-Jun-14 08:45:09

If you follow the link to the materials I used these do do something very similar for an old school
www.nationalstemcentre.org.uk/elibrary/resource/5325/literacy-in-science-training-materials
You need session 3 but all of it is worth reading

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