I'm done, Ms. So-and-so! Can you check my work!?! Now, students have the opportunity to critique their own essay organization.
This tool can guide students through self-assessment for a five paragraph essay. They may use this tool to compare to their five paragraph essay. The five sections (Introduction, Body Paragraph, Body Paragraph, CounterClaim paragraph and Conclusion) are broken up into the three or four components. The student writes where the component may be found in the paragraph. If it is not found in the paragraph, there is space provided to write that needed sentence or sentences.
Detailed Example: In the Introduction section, there are three components: Historical/Background Information, Argument/Thesis and Supporting Reasons. The student will read through their introduction paragraph and mark in the appropriate area where the three components can be found. In the "Paragraph and Sentence Numbers" section a student may write "¶ 1 S 1-4" means Paragraph 1 Sentences 1 through 4 are the Background/Historical Information. Should the introduction not include sentences pertaining to the Background/Historical Information there is a space provided where the student may write this.