Correcting Students’ Texts: A Rhymed Checklist

by Francisco Gomes de Matos, a language educator and peace linguist from Recife, Brazil

The rhymed Checklist below (verbs ending  in -ect) is shared as an aid to language and literacy educators. Users are urged to add to the list and to reflect upon it. The rhyme is intended to enhance memorability.

Students` texts

: how effectively to correct
: how coherently do students connect
sentences and paragraphs?
: how cohesively do students connect
: how appropriately do students select
spelling conventions?
: how carefully do students respect
current usage(s)?
: how realistically does students’ English reflect
stylistic variation?
: what types do students’ texts project
linguistic creativity?
: what types thereof can we detect
correcting our students’ texts
: How can we perfect?

(received January 20, 2011)

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