Peer Review of Character Analysis Essay
Lesson 2 of 8
Objective: SWBAT: identify the components of a literary analysis in their partner's essay, and offer constructive feedback.
For the whole work time today, I had students peer reviewing. In addition to the questions that SpringBoard asked them to answer in a peer review session in the assignment instructions, we worked on making sure that the literary analysis essays had the following components: topic sentences (or claims), examples and quotes from the text (evidence), and commentary (the analysis).
I sketched a rough outline on the board, and made sure it was similar to what they would find in their partner's work. I also used the following color coded paragraph to show how each body paragraph should have the claims, evidence, and analysis. Finally, I asked that they use hi-lighters or colored pencils to identify each component in their partner's draft. It looked like this: