Marking tools for secondary teachers
Time-saving tips and templates to encourage efficient marking
Marking is a time-consuming, but essential, part of aiding your students’ progress by giving individual feedback and tracking their work.
We’ve picked a handful of resources which offer ways to mark more efficiently, and hopefully save you some time, without diminishing the quality of feedback.
- Think pink: Interactive feedback marking guide £4
Use the colour pink to create a dialogue between your marking - where you highlight a question, correction or extension - and your student, who can reply to your specific query in their books.
- Marking codes
Save time by converting standard marking comments into a pre-determined set of codes that balance targets, study skills and praise.
- Feedback grid
Develop your feedback over several lessons with this well-structured grid that allows students to track what they have achieved so far and where they can improve.
- Dyslexia-friendly marking guidelines
Utilise these colour-coding techniques for dyslexic learners to provide them with manageable feedback, specifically addressing what can be improved, as shown in the clear examples.
- DIRT information pack £3
Get pupils to take action to improve those niggling Spag errors and take in the comments on their marked work using these detailed directed improvement and reflection time resources.
- Feedback compendium
Focus your students' attention on key skills with this comprehensive list of targets, appropriate for all subjects.
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