Successful Writing Program

An approach proven successful for me has taken several years to develop.  But it does seem to encourage students to do their best work the first time.  This approach includes incremental grading, allotting in-class time for peer responses to second and third drafts, including the class general grading guideline and…

Grading Poetry

First, of course, it’s important to decide what you want to learn about the students and their ability to write poetry.  Will students have studied poetry already and have a working definition of what a poem is?  If so, you could measure how well students create a poem that fits…