Reflection: Accountability Style and Tone in Expository Writing - Section 3: Revising the Extended Metaphor Essay for Tone and Style


Many students didn't seem to take this self-revision seriously, which meant that there were obvious corrections which had to be made during our next lesson, threaded peer revision. I had a coulda, shoulda moment:

I should have asked for more concrete proof of self-revision. I could have done this several ways. Perhaps I could have asked students to highlight corrections they made themselves. Maybe I could have asked them to highlight their own errors first. Students could have marked any time they used the words "I" or "you" (a common error) so that it was easily identified. Anytime students have to use color to mark their work, it is a lot easier for the teacher to see proof of work/learning, which seems to make students take the work more seriously.

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Style and Tone in Expository Writing

Unit 9: Expository Writing
Lesson 11 of 21

Objective: SWBAT write using appropriate style and tone by considering audience and discipline norms.

Big Idea: "About last night..." Audience determines how we tell a story.

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English / Language Arts, Writing, Writing Process, essay (Literary Criticism), style, tone, objective tone, formal style, norms and conventions
  45 minutes
piketty audience in cambridge
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