How do you have HS kids head their papers?

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  1. WaterfallLady

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    Next year, I want to get my students to head their papers correctly. They are in self-contained special ed. so they've never had to head a paper correctly. Some try and I occasionally award extra credits for that.

    What do you have your kids put for the headings? Right now, they write their first name, and if I am really lucky, the date.
     
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    Official school heading:


    name, date
    Teacher, period
     
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    Alice, that is nice and simple.

    For teacher, do they write their homeroom teacher?
    We don't really do periods and I have one of each section so maybe they can just write (Math) or (Science).
     
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    No, all my math classes would write "Mrs. A..."
     
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    Susie Smith
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    My last name
    US History - 3


    I am not sure this will post correctly, but the heading is on the top of the right hand side. Like alice, this heading is school wide.
     
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    Honor Code--Signature

    Name--Number
    Date
     
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    I'm middle school, but I do it like this:

    Name ______________________________Subject
    Date _______________________________Assignment

    The name and date are in the left margin, and the subject/assignment in the right
     
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    Thanks guys! KC yours looks the most appropriate so far!
     
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    I like to keep them separate so it isn't so messy with my younger students. At the beginning of the year, I make a giant sized notebook paper replica with a piece of posterboard, with the red and blue lines, and head it with the kids. Then I leave it up in front for a few days/weeks, whatever it takes. I am really strict about it being perfect to begin with, then they get into the habit.

    Also, with some students, I make them highlight the different parts before they can turn it in (I usually don't have to do this with everyone). Highlighting makes them aware if the parts are there and correct. Even if they don't head the paper (like on a worksheet), they have to highlight their name. Really cuts down on no-namers.
     
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    I have them put name, date, my name, and period number in the top right corner (typed or notebook paper). This makes it easier for me (a "rightie") to flip through the papers if I need to find a particular one.
     
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    MLA style dictates:

    Name
    Teacher's Name
    Class Info (Like English 4 Pd. 8)
    Date

    Double spaced on the left hand side.
     
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    Course Name
    Teacher Name Date, Period
     
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    Name, date, period, and assignment.

    I realize you are looking for headings to be written by special ed students. What grade(s)? If the four part heading is too much for them, try this strategy. Draw a box at the top of the page. For each line draw a line and write what should be on each line (Name, date, etc.). Have the students do this for every assignment. The repetition teaches them how their papers should be headed. After awhile, you won't even have to remind them to "draw the box". The special ed teachers at my school use this method, and it works for them.
     
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    This is what I do for both typed and handwritten
     
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    What's really funny/ sad is that I'm going on my third year with the same kids. I know whose paper it is within seconds but I'm trying to prepare them for the real world, where they have more than a first name! The highlighting strategy is an excellent one!
     
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    Thank you for the excellent idea. I teach mostly grades 6-12 though sometimes I have a few younger ones thrown in if they are functioning more like the older kids. I saw an excellent similar strategy where on cardstock which goes into their binder you cut out a box, then next to each part write name, date, etc. That way students don't have to remember. It's hard for some of them to even copy off a poster at the front of the room. I think I'll try that with my lower kids. Since it's my third year with most of them, I know exactly who! :dizzy:
     
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    Same, department-wide. We add the assignment as the title, centered.
     
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    I also like the cardstock method (I'll share that with the teachers at my school). I think doing whatever possible to make things easier for you is exactly what you should be doing. I teach regular ed classes and have trouble getting them to follow simple directions, so I think the cardstock for your classes is a good idea. Good luck with it. :D
     
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    The highlighting takes time, but sometimes it's time well spent, to make less headache later on!
     
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    Name (first and last)
    Date
    Period
     
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    I'm not a big fan of this one....

    Name: Course Name & Period:
    Date: My Name
    (Skip Line)
    Title of the Assignment

    (I don't like seeing names, I rather have them write their class # in place of their name because it's easier for me to hand back work but the school said absolutely not... so full name it is!)
     
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    Name..........................Date................... #
    Period..........................My name

    Assignment Title on first line


    Last year, I HATED when the kids wrote my name on the paper. I was the only math teacher for two grades, so there was no need for my name to be on it. But this year, I'm one of 3 for my grade level, so my name probably needs to be involved.
     
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    Name: Date:
    Biology - Period Mrs. X
     

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