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Teacher Tip of the Day #5: How To Speed Up the Grading Load for Writing Teachers

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Teacher Tip #5: Grading writing slowing you down? Here's a tip to help speed up your grading and get you out from under that pile of papers.

Parent/Guardian Info Collection Form FREEBIE!

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Today, I'm sharing another great Google Form template that I use every year. This Google Form is used to collect information from my students' parents/guardians. The beauty of using this form is that it can automatically populate a Google Sheet with the responses. From there, you can easily manipulate the information within the Google Sheet.

If you use Google Classroom, this little gem becomes supercharged! Once you collect parent/guardian emails, simply copy & paste them into your G-CRs to populate your parent guardian summaries email list. These emails are basically a summary of the student's progress in your class or at least, their progress with any assignments you have posted on G-CR. And GOOGLE EMAILS IT FOR YOU! All you need to do is populate the parent/guardian email list and set Google Classroom Guardian Summaries ON. BINGO - you're in business all thanks to this
Google Form Template Freebie! 

Not sure it gets any easier than this. Feel free to download yo…

Power Write Data Tracking Sheet Freebie

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I told you I would post it and here it is! These late season snows have brought a few snow days to those of us in Kentucky. Not to mention a few others things going on down in Frankfort town. I'll save that spill for another day. Right now, here is the link to your
Power Write Data Tracking Sheet FREEBIE!

Because sharing is caring (will force copy)!

You can use this tracking sheet to push out to students so that they can track their progress on their POWER WRITES.

If you missed the lowdown on this writing strategy, you can find itHERE.

Trust me when I say that this is a GAME CHANGER in improving student writing speeds & accuracy. If you use this regularly throughout the school year with your students, chances are you will see marked improvement in student writing speeds, which comes in handy on those (pesky) timed writing tests. At least this was what I've witnessed in my own classroom and use of regular Power Writes.

In my class, Fridays are POWER UP DAYS because we ALWAY…

Teacher Tip of the Day #4: Collecting & Summarizing Data

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Teacher Tip #4: Is there a way to make data collection & analysis easier? How about faster? YES! Let Google do the work for you.