Reflection: Student Self-Assessment Editing First Formal Writing Assignment - Section 3: Students Rewrite One Paragraph


Students definitely improved the paragraph they chose to edit. A self-evaluating activity like this one is very important in helping students learn to edit their own work. It gives them concrete guidelines and forces them to look at every sentence they have written. Their rewritten paragraphs can still use improvement, but that will be addressed in later writing lessons. Take a look at a sample draft and rewritten paragraph.

  Student Self-Assessment: New, Improved Paragraphs
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Editing First Formal Writing Assignment

Unit 12: Introduction to Routines, Skills and Techniques
Lesson 11 of 11

Objective: SWBAT improve written drafts by collaborating with teacher to evaluate a sample paper and then apply the process set for evaluating to their own paragraph.

Big Idea: A simple method of color coding reveals strengths and areas of need in student writing.

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English / Language Arts, Writing Process, paragraph (Composition Basics), revision (Writing Process), editing, collaboration, discussions, social criticism, questioning technique
  57 minutes
paragraph volunteered to color
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