How to grade student using Jonathan Rogers creative writing course

  • How to grade student using Jonathan Rogers creative writing course

     Julie updated 2 weeks, 1 day ago 5 Members · 6 Posts
  • Alison

    Member
    July 27, 2022 at 11:55 am

    My high school student will be starting with Jonathan Rogers’ creative writing courses (all four) this fall and I was wondering how others who have used this course have graded their student’s work.

    I’ve perused the course and see that it has an abundance of writing exercises. Which of these exercises have you used as graded assignments? Or has anyone created any assignments of their own?

    I’ll be using this course with Grammar for Writers to assign 1 high school credit..

    Thankful for any advice!

  • Caroline Bange

    Member
    August 1, 2022 at 12:49 pm

    I am in the same boat, Alison! I would love to hear any input about grading for this course. This is our first time ever using Compass Classroom and I am using this as a high school credit.

    Thanks!

    Caroline

  • Elizabeth Miller

    Member
    August 22, 2022 at 7:31 pm

    We just started the creative writing class, too. For grading purposes I have decided to assess on whether or not my child followed the prompt. I then look at mechanics. Creative writing is tough to grade as it is more subjective. I need to make some kind of rubric to follow to be more consistent.

    • cryoutforwisdom

      Member
      August 23, 2022 at 8:21 am

      That sounds like such good advice. Especially since teens are so fragile about their creative work and it can be so easy to critique all the fun out. But if we can give them hard and fast rules—never start a sentence with a conjunction. Never any incomplete sentences. Shorten all your paragraphs with no needless, rambling explanations when a simple three-word sentence will suffice and contribute power instead of diluting it by saying the same thing over and over in different ways. Lol

      • Julie

        Member
        September 9, 2022 at 11:42 pm

        I so agree! I wanted a more free-flowing class as the rest of his subjects are fairly rigid in content. I’m hoping he will have fun with this class.

  • Julie

    Member
    September 9, 2022 at 11:40 pm

    This is helpful. I wanted to use the creative writing for my high schooler as well and was unsure how to apply the credits. Your plan to combine it with Grammar for Writers is a great idea. Thanks!

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