Today I learned how to mark children’s schoolbooks. This is an important skill, so for your benefit, here are the basics I picked up.
- Use a red pen. Marking is red. Green highlighters highlight some bits of red pen writing. You will be told which bits.
- Tick everything.
- If everything was right, put on a sticker that says “brilliant”.
- If it was mostly right, put on a sticker that says “good”.
- If the kid is clearly a bit dim use a sticker that says “target” and tells them to buck their ideas up.
- If you’ve run out of “good” stickers, cut the word “brilliant” off a “brilliant” sticker with scissors and that will probably do.
- Don’t mess up the piles. The piles were sorted by someone who knows more about it than you do and are not to be disturbed.
Good luck with your marking. Feel free to practice by marking this post in the comments below.