Reflection: Essay Writing Speed Date Writing Workshop: Revising and Editing with Peers - Section 4: Application: Peer Review


After looking over some of the essays, I see some improvement in their writing as a result of the peer review; however, I think my students need much more practice with proofreading the work of others. I saw many instances in which students did not catch glaring errors in grammar, but I also saw lots of students providing excellent advice about the introductions and the lack of explanations to support evidence. In the past, peer reviews have been useless, so I am pleased with the outcome of the peer review process this time. Perhaps I should start them with proofreading sample pieces of student-created texts much earlier in the year.  For this activity the verdict is guilty...of improving the quality of peer reviews.We'll see what happens in future peer reviews.

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Speed Date Writing Workshop: Revising and Editing with Peers

Unit 8: Actions and Reactions: Comparison Contrast Essay
Lesson 4 of 5

Objective: SWBAT apply knowledge of writing and language conventions by revising, peer reviewing and editing

Big Idea: Students go on speed dates with their peers' essays by focusing on specific revisions and edits

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