It’s not Mark Inflation, it’s Grade Reframing: Marking Under Growing Success (Ontario Teachers)

Since September 2010, Ontario teachers have been working under the guidelines laid out by the document Growing Success. That document underlies all of our assessment and evaluation practices, among a number of other different topics. A lot has changed in the past decade, and while some talk about “mark inflation”, that might not actually be the case.  It’s not so much that marks have been inflated, but rather that levels (and as such, grades) have been reframed. But where do grades come from?  And what guides our professional judgement when determining it?

Comic Book Assignment Package: Samurai Grandpa

These Comic Book Assignment Packages contain ASSIGNMENTS and HANDOUTS for each of the TEN KEY LITERACY SKILLS. They are arranged to be delivered to students in order to create and build upon strong foundational knowledge. Buy the Related Book Samurai Grandpaby Eastin DeVerna and Shawn Daley Understanding the Lessons Each lesson is arranged using Universal … Continue reading Comic Book Assignment Package: Samurai Grandpa

Comic Book Assignment Package: Mouse Guard: Fall 1152

These Comic Book Assignment Packages contain ASSIGNMENTS and HANDOUTS for each of the TEN KEY LITERACY SKILLS. They are arranged to be delivered to students in order to create and build upon strong foundational knowledge. Buy the Related Book Mouse Guard: Fall 1152by David Petersen Understanding the Lessons Each lesson is arranged using Universal Design … Continue reading Comic Book Assignment Package: Mouse Guard: Fall 1152

Comic Book Assignment Package: Street Fighter Origins – Akuma

These Comic Book Assignment Packages contain ASSIGNMENTS and HANDOUTS for each of the TEN KEY LITERACY SKILLS. They are arranged to be delivered to students in order to create and build upon strong foundational knowledge. Buy the Related Book Street Fighter Origins: Akumaby Chris Sarracini and Joe Ng Understanding the Lessons Each lesson is arranged … Continue reading Comic Book Assignment Package: Street Fighter Origins – Akuma

Comic Book Assignment Package: DMZ Book One

These Comic Book Assignment Packages contain ASSIGNMENTS and HANDOUTS for each of the TEN KEY LITERACY SKILLS. They are arranged to be delivered to students in order to create and build upon strong foundational knowledge. Buy the Related Book DMZ: Book Oneby Brian Wood and Riccardo Burchielli Understanding the Lessons Each lesson is arranged using … Continue reading Comic Book Assignment Package: DMZ Book One

Comic Book Assignment Packages: Manga Classics Romeo and Juliet

These Comic Book Assignment Packages contain ASSIGNMENTS and HANDOUTS for each of the TEN KEY LITERACY SKILLS. They are arranged to be delivered to students in order to create and build upon strong foundational knowledge. Buy the Related Book Manga Classics: Romeo and Juliet Understanding the Lessons Each lesson is arranged using Universal Design for … Continue reading Comic Book Assignment Packages: Manga Classics Romeo and Juliet

Literacy Skills: Short Stories

LITERACY SKILLS are the key, transferable skills required to process, and understand the multitude of TEXTS we encounter every day.  From VISUAL to AUDITORY, from video games to novels, we rely on our skills to make meaning and ascertain messages. Like all skills, they must be developed, honed, and practiced.  One of the best ways to INTRODUCE or REINFORCE these skills with your students in … Continue reading Literacy Skills: Short Stories