Do you wish you could provide your students with better feedback during your writing workshops? Whether you are conferring with students one-on-one, giving students a writing workshop editing checklist, setting students up with a teacher aide for writing intervention, or providing parents with writing workshop tools, this Fast and Focused Feedback Junior Edition will help you and your students achieve their writing goals while reducing your grading time!
The original version of the Fast and Focused Feedback was such a hit that I had numerous 4th, 5th, and 6th grade teachers request a version for their writers. While I have never taught 4th-6th, I worked with several 4th-7th grade teachers to adapt this resource for lower grade levels.
The beauty of this writing and revision tool is that it's completely editable, so you can and should edit it to fit your needs!
You can even adjust the core editing checklist for each genre of writing you do. For example, explanatory, informational, and persuasive will need the claim mini-lesson, but narrative will not. You can replace this mini-lesson with one that you know your students will need when they are writing a narrative piece.
This writing and revision tool can be adjusted to fit 4th grade writing prompts, 5th grade writing prompts, and 6th grade writing prompts, and 7th grade writing prompts.
No matter the writing assignment, this resource will help you mark writing faster while providing your students with better feedback.
You will get:
⭐A horizontal editable grading sheet that students attach to the back of their writing sheet
⭐ 24 editable mini-lessons that provide both written and video instruction on content and grammar issues (the best videos from YouTube are used for the video lessons, but you could eventually create your own to edit in)
⭐ 11 Self-grading Google Form Quizzes that direct students to work on their individualized grammar errors. These quizzes are designed to help with checking for understanding or self-assessing.
⭐ An interactive bulletin board that can be used for in-class direct instruction during essay writing
⭐ A digital interactive board so that students can take their mini-lessons on the go!
⭐ A bonus master class teaching you how to best incorporate peer review stations to save even more time grading while helping your students improve!
⭐A bonus peer review station template
⭐A bonus writing guide that students can use to self-assess their own writing (NOT EDITABLE)
⭐ Video directions for how to edit and use your Fast and Focused Feedback
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED:
⚠️A writing rubric. I personally believe in using the same writing rubric that students will see on their state writing test so therefore I did not include a universal rubric in this resource
⚠️ An EDITABLE Flash Writing Guide. All of this resource is editable EXCEPT for the BONUS guide.
⚠️ACT Quizzes for style or content. The only quizzes that are included are for the grammar mistakes. The style and content lessons are lessons only and not quizzes.
PLEASE READ BEFORE PURCHASING:
❗ While this resource includes everything you need to print and go, I highly recommend taking the time to edit this resource to fit your needs. Please also note that if you wish to use the Google Form Quizzes, you will have a few extra steps to complete before setting up your interactive bulletin board or grading sheet. I have detailed video directions for how to complete this step.
❗ The QR codes may be difficult to access on the grading sheet with a large device such as an Ipad because students will need to use one hand to cup around the QR code and the other to scan. Since cellphones are usually not allowed at the ready with lower grades, I would consider using the version without the QR codes. The QR codes on the interactive board can be scanned with a large device. You also have the option of directing students to the digital interactive board instead or only using the written lessons instead of the video lessons.
❗The original was designed to make upper-grade level students more self-sufficient by providing them with the tools they need to improve their writing on their own while also cutting grading time down for teachers. I see the version a little differently. I think 4th-6th grade students will still need guidance even with this tool. While I hope that this writing tool will help build independent revision stamina in lower grades as well, I see it more as a tool to help teachers work with more than one student at the same time. Once they get a mini-lesson from you, you can move on to help another student. I also think it will provide a fantastic tool for parents who want to help their student with the writing revision process. However, you are the expert, so you and adapt this resource as you see fit!
✅Please download the preview to see exactly how this works before purchasing!
What other teachers are saying about the original 8th-12th edition:
❤️Hands down the best thing I've bought from TpT. Easy to implement and HUGE benefits to my students.
❤️THIS. IS. AMAZING. Buy it right now. You will not know how you managed without it.
❤️What was I doing with my life before I found this resource? Seriously, it makes grading writing so easy. It completely streamlines the way I provide feedback to students, and it has changed their writing. I couldn't love this resource more!
Check out more feedback on the original here: