Correction of Notebooks

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 Points to be noted while correcting note books


  1. Index
    1. Should be properly and neatly written in the given format (Sr no./Date/Lesson or Topic/Remarks or marks/Trs sign/Parent’s sign)
    2. Should be regularly maintained
    3. The signatures of Trs and remarks to be filled immediately after corrections.
    4. Parent’s sign to be ensured if it is sent home
  2. Format for starting a new lesson
    1. 2 red lines to be drawn on the 1st & 3rd top lines
    2. Date should be mentioned on the left hand inside the margin.
    3. Lesson/Topic to be written in the center between the 2 red lines.
  3. Neatness
    1. The note book/work book should be neatly covered.
    2. Name, class, subject etc should be neatly and legibly written on top of the note book
    3. Ensure neat work by taking a round while the students are writing so that you know how they are doing the work and checking them immediately if their work is not up to the mark
    4. Diagrams should be first neatly drawn, shown to the teacher and then coloured to avoid untidy work.
    5. Avoid use of felt pens for colouring as they leave an indent on the next page.
    6. See that the students are using well-sharpened pencils and are not very dark.
    7. Encourage students who do the work neatly and give remarks to those whose work is untidy.
  4. Handwriting
    1. Insist on cursive form of writing (If you are not yourself very thorough with that form of writing please take specimen copies from the Library and practice it so that you can guide the students-this is for all subject teachers)
    2. Make sure that Capital letters are being used in the correct places.
    3. Check carefully if any student is forming any letter incorrectly-speak to him/her and show them how to write correctly and make them practice it till they have corrected themselves.
    4. You can give a page of writing every day for students with bad handwriting as remedial work.
  5. Correcting of note books
    1. Very thorough and accurate checking is expected from you all with only 20 students in the class.
    2. Read each and every word carefully while correcting.
    3. The corrections should be so thorough that even commas and full stops should not be ignored
    4. Avoid correcting in your classrooms as you cannot concentrate fully and are bound to overlook mistakes.
    5. Underline spelling mistakes and write sp on top. Circle or underline grammatical mistakes. Put a— mark for incomplete sentences.
    6. Correct only with red pen
  6. Follow up work
    1. After every lesson the students should do corrections.
    2. Spelling mistakes to be written 3-5 times and other sentences once.(the Teacher should not write the correct word but call the student and ask him/her to find the correct answer and after confirming it with the teacher it should be written down in the note book as CORRECTION WORK)
    3. The Teacher should also check this correction work and if there are mistakes in this, Re-correction should be done by the students.
  7. Diagrams/Map work
    1. Encourage drawing and diagrams/map work etc as children learn better with graphics.
    2. Ensure that these are relevant and done creatively.
    3. They should be neatly done leaving proper place and not cluttered up.
  8. Work sheets/job sheets
    1. They should have proper headings and written very neatly
    2. Paste or attach them to the relevant note books or make a separate file to keep them safely and neatly

Vishal Jain / Jay Kumar


  1. Shalini

    September 18, 2008

    (while checking note books a teacher should pay attention what type of
    mistakes a child is repeating………….is it a mistake related with
    knowldge of grammar or a child has problem in identification of
    latters………sometimes it has been observed that a child does
    mistakes because of privious wrong practice……..if a teacher will
    check note book by keeping thes points in mind i think only then it
    would be benificial for a teacher and offcourse for a student too.

  2. analhaque

    September 23, 2008

    dear vishal,

    i should like to have something on the project work.



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