Sunday, 3 March 2013

Teacher Talk (30) : Open Marking?

To: ""
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 9:14 PM
Subject: open marking

Salam Pn. Rahmah.

Thanks for your previous reply. It got me thinking. I plan to do open marking with my students from a low level class. Can I know how you conduct open marking in your class? How do you decide on what to focus and whatnot?

many thanks,

Second email

As an example, I get the students to do group writing activity. If they need to produce 5 paragraphs of a story, I'll have 5 groups, each works on one paragraph. Then, they write their paragraph on a mahjong paper, for instance, I paste it on the board and mark it in front of the students.
I hope my explanation is clear. =]

many thanks, 

My response

From: Rahmah Sayuti
Sent: Tuesday, 26 February 2013, 13:45
Subject: Re: open marking

ok now i understand what you're trying to do. i once observed a teacher doing this in the classroom. however, there are some of the things you need to consider:

- font size on mah jong paper should be big enough for others to    
- the language focus you would like to iron out. do not focus on 
  too many because poor learners lose focus easily
- getting the ss to point out the errors would be more effective
- group-writing may be dominated by those who are good. the 
  poorer ones are usually passive passengers. how do you address 

The Thinking Teacher

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