For this lesson (which is essentially just a period of "guided practice" as students write), I ask students to review their impressions and understandings (if any) regarding their, now newly finished, Argument of Fact. I'm curious to know if the understood one of the main goals of the assessment -- that is did they "get" how the essay was to explain the "consequences" of "facts." Also, I'm curious about the peer critiquing process and how this help or, maybe, hindered the work.
I ask students to revisit their final draft essay copy, saved on Google Drive. After a bit of re-reading, I ask them to respond to a prompt (see the following section) ...
Here's the "prompt" for the "Argument of Fact Reflection" blog entry:
Now that you have completed the AoF, reflect on this form of writing. What was different about this assignment from other writing assignments in the past? What was the most difficult aspect to this assignment? Did the peer-critiquing you received assist you? How? or Why not? How might you improve your own efforts on this assignment -- meaning if you were to do it all over again, what would you do differently?
As students work on this "prompt" -- posting to their blogs -- I walk around the lab and offer whatever help I can.