Reflection: Essay Writing Writing with Colors: Using Highlighters to Edit the Rough Drafts - Section 2: Helping Each Other Highlight


Like any strategy, it is great for many, but does not work for all. Having said that, however, I think that when it works, it works really well. Today's class showed how successful the process can be. So many students are visual learners, and the different colors help them notice things about their essay that they wouldn't see otherwise. I think that highlighting someone else's paper was key. The process can become stale if they are only working with their own writing; they can become lazy and complacent, since it solely affects them. Highlighting for someone else was a challenge and a responsibility that they had to rise to meet. They were focused. 

  Does Highlighting Work?
  Essay Writing: Does Highlighting Work?
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Writing with Colors: Using Highlighters to Edit the Rough Drafts

Unit 6: Great Expectations: The Final Assessment
Lesson 4 of 7

Objective: SWBAT develop and strengthen writing as needed by revising or trying a new approach by highlighting our work and revising based on what we notice in the colors.

Big Idea: Writing with Colors "highlights" the strengths and weaknesses in the rough draft.

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