I had a personal essay in which the girl said she was in the International Bachelorette Programme. I think Microsoft Word did a weird spellcheck!
Today's Tip: I tend to teach in small chunks, hover over them until students demonstrate proficiency, and then move on. Here's my tip: Instead of evaluating an entire draft, have an essay come to you in pieces. For example, if you have 30 students in a class, you can zip through 30 body paragraphs and give instant feedback. The next day, students revise that one paragraph and then plan and draft the next. You'll find that the second body paragraph that comes in will be a bit more refined than the first, and you may avoid marking the same issues over and over. This strategy is especially helpful with struggling students.
Today's Resource: YOU! In the Comments, give your best tip for dealing with the paper load in an English classroom.