Before and After

I’ve included here a couple of examples of student assignments which have been tweaked from their original (“before”) to what I believe is a more effective format for both the student and the teacher (“after”). The “before” version is on the left side of the page and the “after” version is on the right side.

The first example below is of an assignment regarding a cooking task in Spanish. The second example, following the first, involves student abilities.

The before and after versions are half-size in order to visually compare them side by side. To see each version “full size”, click on it.


Spanish Cooking Assignments, Before and After:


Spanish Cooking Assignment, “After” Rubric:



Student Abilities, Before:


Assignment:                                          Result:





Student Abilities, After:

Assignment:                                          Result: