Are you using the Teacher College writing curriculum like so many others? We are too.
I’m currently teaching 7th grade, and after the students write their argumentative essay, I have them write a reflection. (I came to believe in the reflection paper after going through the Connecticut Writing Project Summer Institute.)
Students still use the checklists (in this case informational). I’ve just taken it one step further.
The reflections are rewarding to read. This is where you get to see that you really have made a difference as students will often write about how much you helped them and how much they have learned.
* This document is fully editable so you can change as needed.
*You may work with the black and white editable PDF or share the colorful, interactive Google Slides with students via the link provided. (See an example Google Slide in the preview).
*If you want your students to handwrite, you will need to lengthen the boxes and add lines.