ReadWorks.org is a research-based program for teaching reading comprehension. The lessons are FREE and are Common Core Aligned. Simply choose your state. ReadWorks’ lessons focus on the essential skills and strategies students must master to become successful readers.
Here are three of my favorite tips from 10 Tips for Efficient Essay Grading: 1) Require proof that the paper has been edited/revised. 2) Set a timer so that you don't spend too much time on each paper. 3) Create a key for common errors to cut down on the time it would take to write out comments.
K-4 - Capitalize with MINTS - ELACCKL2a: Capitalize the first word in a sentence and the pronoun I. ELACC1L2a: Capitalize dates and names of people. ELACC2L2a: Capitalize holidays, product names, and geographic names. ELACC3L2a: Capitalize appropriate words in titles. ELACC4L2a: Use correct capitalization.