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Due in Two

Found In: grading, routines & procedures, tracking student work

My students have an assignment notebook and folder they keep on their desks at all times. Unfinished papers go on the left side of the folder, and not-yet-completed assignments go on the right side. As soon as an assignment is given, everyone writes it down. Students have two days to complete each assignment, so when we write the assignment down, we also put the date it’s due in the notebook and on the paper. If students do not have assignments completed on time, they must go to the noon study hall that day to finish it. They receive a lower grade because the assignment was not finished on time. The combination of the assignment notebook and folder, the regular due dates, and the consequences for late work has been very effective.


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