Hey all, I am in the midst of grading my 100 weekly essays. So far, it hasn't been too bad, but I do not have daily assignments to grade. I teach 7th and 8th grade ELA. I give each group 3 assignments-- weekly writing project, weekly vocabulary project, and a reading log. Students get time to work in and out of class on these projects. In addition, every other week I give a standard assessment. Do you think this is too few grades? I previously had a daily grade I put into the gradebook (exit tickets, classwork, etc), and I was so overwhelmed with grading all the time. This year the grading is very manageable. I like the grades I am giving, they are performance based (reading log requires some writing) and the vocab and writing projects are great forms of ongoing assessment. What do you all grade? How many grades do you put into the gradebook weekly?