Peer Monitoring the SPAG helps fill the pot to success!
On each table is a laminated A3 coloured sheet demonstrating best practice use of SPAG. All students are consciously aware of their grammar expectations.
During the previous lesson, the students were required to write a paragraph using creative writing skills to compose the beginning of a ghost story.
The peer mentor went around the room whilst the teacher (Gemma) was delivering the next part of the work, reading over the students work and awarding them a gold star if they managed to get no grammar errors. If the peer mentor spotted an error this would be circled to allow the student to make the relevant correction.
Brilliant – 1) teacher spends time teaching instead of marking, 2) it acts as a learning opportunity for the peer mentor, 3) there is no disruption or time lost from peer marking in class 4) the students have the incentive to do well so they get a gold star……which leads to a bigger prize.
What’s not to like? Everybody remembers getting gold star in school it’s nostalgic.
Well done Gemma!
Nicola Lilley with thanks to Gemma Machray