I received this inquiry:
I am wondering how you grade our work in the online Latin class. Could you explain the process? Thanks!
Here is my reply:
My main goal when grading is to encourage kids to keep going. I have seen teachers crush students with grades. Some sort of power trip for them, I suppose.
Here is how I grade.
If a student misspells a word, minus one. I always count off for spelling. It’s important.
If a student misses a word, minus one.
If a student misses an entire sentence… in other words, they just don’t get it, minus five.
If they miss more than a few sentences… they get a note of encouragement from me, and, as much as they hate it, they have to repeat the lesson. It makes absolutely no sense to proceed when you don’t understand a language.