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Papers, Papers, Papers: An English Teacher's Survival Guide 1st Edition

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About the Author

Carol Jago has taught English in middle and high school for 32 years, is immediate past president of the National Council of Teachers of English, and serves as an associate director of the California Reading and Literature Project at UCLA. Carol served as AP Literature content advisor for the College Board and has published six books for teachers with Heinemann. She has also published four books on contemporary multicultural authors for NCTE's High School Literature series. Carol has written a weekly education column for the Los Angeles Times, and her essays have appeared in English Journal, Language Arts, NEA Today, as well as in other newspapers across the nation. She edits the journal of the California Association of Teachers of English, California English, and served on the planning committee for the 2009 NAEP Reading Framework and the 2011 NAEP Writing Framework. » Listen to an interview with Carol Jago on Education Talk Radio - 2/23/2012 (34:20)
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 11 - 17 years
  • Grade Level: 6 - 12
  • Paperback: 107 pages
  • Publisher: Heinemann; 1 edition (July 27, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0325008280
  • ISBN-13: 978-0325008288
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.3 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #325,000 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Anya Borden on July 22, 2006
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As a relatively new teacher of English, I was a bit worried about the paper load I will face when I begin my new position as an AP Comp teacher. Jago writes a very accessible book with lots of really PRACTICAL suggestions. It is a very fast read, and, with the exception of the 'paper-grading' parties she suggest to alleviate the "is'it just me" syndrome, (if we all got together as friends to grade papers - no grading would ever get done!) her ideas are realistic - and better yet, they offer reasonable short-cuts to the teacher without ever compromising the evaluation for the student. Everybody wins!
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By Maudie M. on November 19, 2008
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For a teacher who hasn't much time for useless reading, this was a quick, easy, helpful read to help manage paper grading. I have used much of the advice and it has made life with essays less stressful. It was also encouraging as the author was honest and open about the second thoughts we all have about teaching, wondering whether what we do is all worth it. Yes, it is. Yes, it is. Yes, it is.
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While I don't pedagogically agree with everything Jago writes, I do believe there are good strategies within this book for handling any paper load. Whether you are a high school, middle school, or college instructor, Jago provides a few good insights for time management and how to get the most out of the time you spend with these papers. I feel that this book in tandem with much of Nancy Sommers' suggestions about responding to student writing is a good place to start when approaching essay grading. Fortunately both Sommers and Jago are succinct! Papers, Papers, Papers took me about 2 hours to read, which was definitely a good investment of my time.
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Great ideas on how to handle all of the papers. Even includes sample rubrics for different types of essays.
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Some of what Jago points and suggests I have already thought of (I have been teaching for 8 years, so I'm still new to the game, but not completely). There are, however, some gem ideas that I think are brilliant and will try out in my class room. She also reassured me that I don't have to read EVERYTHING that my students write -- which I already knew, but it is so nice to have confirmation. I especially appreciated how she outlined peer interaction. I do believe I will follow her advice step for step. Also, I appreciated her take on rubrics, grading parties, and verbal recordings of essay (which I am still trying to figure out how to make work me, but I can absolutely see the value in this).
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By Phoebem on September 7, 2014
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Some real time-savers here. I recommend it if you've been under the pile lately - literally. A couple of ideas seem more geared toward elementary teachers - those peppy, high-voiced 'Sound of Music' types - but most are workable for real life, high school English teachers with ravens on their shoulders instead of rainbows.
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This would be a decent resource for new teachers if it were more accessible and far cheaper. If the publishers truly wanted to make this resource what it seems to want to be - a guide to assist beleaguered English teachers grade more efficiently and effectively - it would be available as an ebook and it would be affordable. It is neither of those things. Retail price is over twenty dollars!

Problems:
* Outdated:1 (out of 7) chapters is completely useless. It touts a website that no longer exists.
* Non-reproducible: The book's physical size is much smaller than 8x11. Even though it states that some of the pages may be copied, nothing has been formatted to be copier-friendly. So the average teacher is going to be stuck re-typing all of the handy rubrics.
* Cluttering the useful tips are many personal vignettes which do not serve much purpose. None were illuminating or useful and instead distracted me from being able to find the truly beneficial advice.

My recommendation: It is SO tempting to believe in the idea of a remedy for the (seemingly endless) correcting English teachers are faced with. This resource offers a few tips that could be summed up into a brochure or pamphlet.
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