The following lesson is used to help students understand, write, grade, and reflect on expository essay writing. First students will break down the prompt, then identify different aspects of a rubric. In step 3 the teacher will demonstrate how to grade a short essay and allow the class to vote on what grade they would give it. Students then will grade five essays and defend why they gave that essay their score. Then as a group of students will come to a consensus and vote on a score for their group. Lastly, the teacher will give the class their scores, and then students will reflect.
This lesson is really great to show students how to use a rubric and how to evaluate their own writing. In my class this has really show to improve my students' writing.
I hope this works for you!
-The English Bear