Goals for this lesson:
Discover the advantage of the Check Off Sheet over the Check Off List.
Learn how to use a Check Off Sheet.
Understand why there are two different Check Off Sheets.
Learn how to build an "Island."
Be able to determine which sheet you should use for which assignments.
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I drew a circle around a student's number because he wasn't finished with the assignment I was collecting. Do I go back and draw a line through the circled number when the student finally finishes the assignment and gives it to me?
I don't think this is necessary. After all, you have a record on your grade sheet--a dot in the assignment space--which indicates that the assignment was initially late.
The Check Off Sheet is primarily a collection tool that provides a quick summary of the assignments that were turned in on time. Your grade book is where you want to keep the permanent records for your students.
Notice how this grade sheet shows both "completes work on time" status and the grade each assignment earned. To go back through Check Off Sheets and update them seems like a lot of work for a little gain.
How do I decide whether I should use a Check Off List or a Check Off Sheet?
The general rule is this:
A Check Off List is for a one-time application.
A Check Off Sheet is used for assignments or activities that you will collect on a daily basis.
When in doubt, use a Check Off List. It's quick, easy, and can be attached to what is being collected with a paper clip.