Reflection: Trust and Respect The Most "Important" Lesson: Genetics Poetry - Section 5: Guided Practice - The Importance of Peer Editing


My students really took hold of this assignment and invested themselves in their creative writing endeavors, but I was more pleased with their willingness to offer constructive feedback to their peers during the peer editing session.  I was pleasantly surprised by the analysis and communication skills that were demonstrated during the collaborative peer editing group session. Students went above and beyond my expectations and it has really motivated myself to continue to push the envelope with cross-curricular lesson plans!

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The Most "Important" Lesson: Genetics Poetry

Unit 10: Introduction to Genetics
Lesson 1 of 13

Objective: SWBAT create a poem that analyzes the "important" characteristics of their selected topic relating to genetics, peer edit their creative writing pieces, and present their creations to the class in a poetry reading.

Big Idea: Even the most reluctant student will shine while bringing their study of genetics to life through the development of an "important" poem to highlight an aspect of heredity.

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