Well this year I have quite an interesting group of students. Basically, everything my last year class was - they're the opposite. Last year, I had focused, overachieving, listeners who took pride in their work. That means.. this year I have quite the group of easily distracted talkers who are learning to take more pride in their work.
If there's anything that brings me displeasure as much as reading horrendous writing assignments filled with sloppy handwriting and distracting conventions errors, it's having to deal with sloppy coloring & illustrating alongside illegible writing.
This year, only half of the assignments were turned in on time (after becoming homework assignments), and out of that group, only half of those were completed to the requirements outlined on the grading checklist. I can't even believe the lack of quality work that was turned into me, especially after the heavy emphasis I had placed on making it look the BEST they possibly could. Talk about a headache! My solution - develop a step-by-step set of directions to go alongside a grid paper with a premade island shape to design.
here on TpT!
Luckily I'm now fully prepared to handle grading these map projects - phew! At least they were able to grant me some new inspiration & my map skills project arsenal is now fully prepared for years to come. 8)