Reflection: Essay Writing Let's Edit Those Intros Before We Start the Body Paragraphs - Section 2: Looking Back so We can Move Forward: Writing Folders and Analyzing Work


I have rules for myself regarding grading: I try to get a set of essays graded back to the students within three days-- try is the key word there. When I can't do that, my rule is that I won't assign writing assignments until I return the last one; I think it's only fair to respect their time as much I expect them to respect mine. But I made a huge exception to both rules by holding the long compositions I am returning today for almost two weeks. I purposely held these essays until today because I wanted the feedback to be fresh in their brains when they are at the start of the writing process. I think that it was a good strategy, especially for those students who were getting complacent with their work. They saw that writing exactly the same way would produce exactly the same results, and I made it crystal clear that I did not want to read exactly the same thing, when I am bookmarking a full week of classes for this essay and the writing process. A fire was re-lit!

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Let's Edit Those Intros Before We Start the Body Paragraphs

Unit 8: Long Composition on Choice Reading
Lesson 4 of 8

Objective: SWBAT develop and strengthen their introductory paragraphs as needed by revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience.

Big Idea: We're perfecting our intro paragraphs so that the body paragraphs are even better.

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