Building a Theme Analysis: Peer Revision

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Objective

SWBAT strengthen their Theme Analysis essay by evaluating a peer's paper and reflecting on their own.

Big Idea

Can peer revision be successful? Yes!

Warm Up

2 minutes

As students enter class, they will be instructed to retrieve two Theme Analysis Peer Revision sheets and get out the rough draft of their paper which we wrote in class yesterday. Today we'll be focusing on peer revision, so I want to give my students as much time as possible to revise today.  

Mini Lesson

3 minutes

This is the first time I have used graphic organizers to prepare students to write.  I asked a student if she was prepared for peer revision and here she discusses graphic organizers.  I feel confident that students are ready for this today.   

 During the mini lesson, I will quickly review the Theme Analysis Peer Revision sheet and set the expectations.  I will ask students to make two appointments.  They will have 2 minutes to set their two peer revision appointments.  They will need a peer for revision one and a peer for revision two. We do two rounds of revision so they have extra revision support.  I don't put the students into partnerships because this is another opportunity for them to practice adult conversations.  Once they have their appointments made, I will explain the timing.

I will have the times posted on the Smart Board, and include them here for you:  

Appointment one (20 minutes):

5 minutes: Quietly read your classmate's paper 

5 minutes: Complete the Theme Analysis Peer Revision

7 minutes: Discuss the Peer Revision papers.  Ask questions. (SL 9-10.1a)

3 minutes: Retrieve your own paper and write reflective thoughts. (W 9-10.5) 


Appointment two (20 minutes)

5 minutes: Quietly read your classmate's paper 

5 minutes: Complete the Theme Analysis Peer Revision

7 minutes: Discuss the Peer Revision papers.  Ask questions. (SL 91-10.1a)

3 minutes: Retrieve your own paper and write reflective thoughts. (W 9-10.5)

 

Student Work Time

40 minutes

Now that students are organized and ready to roll, we will begin to have peer revision conferences (W.9-10.5).   While students are working, I will walk around and assure they propel the conversation by asking and responding to questions (SL 9-10.1c). I will also watch the time and make sure everyone stays on task.  

Closure

5 minutes

I will remind students that their final paper is due on the next class period.