Reflection: Student Grouping Writing an Informational Report: Revising and Editing - Section 1: Student Grouping Strategy


I have found that during the writing, it is helpful to group students with other students who are in the same step of the writing process.  It is hard enough to get students to want to write or to focus on writing anyway, but this is the one way I have tried that helps them know what to talk about with their peers.  My students are much more willing to help others if it doesn't interfere with their own progress so talking about the same things creates meaningful conversations focused on the task at hand.  

So, if a student wants to know, "Will you read my topic sentence and tell me if it sounds OK?", they have someone right there who is already thinking about that task and can answer their question readily.  Similarly, if another student wants to know, "How did she say to start out conclusion?", there will be someone there to answer that question as well.  

The groups are fluid in that they change as students move through the stages of writing so no groups get too attached or too comfortable before they're moving on to another set of people.  

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Writing an Informational Report: Revising and Editing

Unit 20: What Do You Want to Know???? Writing an Informational Report
Lesson 8 of 9

Objective: SWBAT use a checklist to edit and revise their own informational report as well as to use the same checklist to provide feedback to a classmate.

Big Idea: The revising and editing stage are the most important stages of the writing process.

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English / Language Arts, Writing, Writing Process, Nonfiction Literature, peer editing, informational report writing, editing and revising
  60 minutes
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