Here are three of my favorite tips from 10 Tips for Efficient Essay Grading: Require proof that the paper has been edited/revised. Set a timer so that you don't spend too much time on each paper. Create a key for common errors to cut down on the
YW- activity- Website where students can upload photos of themselves and fill it with words about themselves and their interests! As of the website was not allowing people to make their own, but promised it would be ready soon.
Elf Application - Students must fill out application to be one of Santa's elves, and write a letter explaining why they would be great at the job - cute idea for persuasive writing as we get closer to break and out of control :)
times machine is a wonderful database of new york times articles that allows students to access exact digital copies of the famous newspaper dating back to With articles about everything from the sinking of the titanic to death of president lincoln