Making the Slate with Proofreader’s Marks

February 19th, 2018 Mike Gecawich

How many times have you graded student writing with meticulous feedback only to have students shove the returned assignment into their binder without even glancing at it?

Written feedback is a valuable teaching tool, but only if students read it and use it to improve.

The first step in getting students to take feedback to heart? Teach proofreader’s marks!

These shorthand symbols provide a quick way for teachers to give written feedback on student writing.

This week, we bring you a fun game where teams of students compete to demonstrate their knowledge of proofreading symbols.

Bonus: This is a great activity to go along with the word processing curriculum on EduTyping!

You never guessed proofreading marks could be so much fun.

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