This strategy is based on the principle that giving feedback as a collective is empowering for pupils to receive and respond to immediately. (whilst reducing teacher workload, also a great tool to use as part of home learning!)
The teacher takes a selection of books/work from a wide ranging sample and reads through. Using a crib sheet, feedback for the class is recorded. Individuals are celebrated and some work to be shared is identified. Common misconceptions are noted as are areas for improvement.
Children are involved in a whole class discussion to recognise these and, after having heard a model answer, return to edit their work with a clear focus identified.
Click below for some examples of crib sheets/work.
Whole class feedback can also be effective to set directive tasks following a piece of work. These can be personalised to each child. Pupils can reflect on their learning by inputting their personal scores for each question. For any question that they not receive full marks for, a directed task is available that either fills in gaps in their knowledge or gives them a chance to spot errors or common misconceptions. They use their completed tasks to correct their paper, along with the markscheme and teacher guidance.
Here is some guidance in relation to best practice with whole class feedback.