This is a user-friendly way to accomplish several tasks at once and to simplify the life of YOU, the teacher, as well as create an engaging meaningful learning experience for the students when teaching writing.
Ever feel like you have no time to grade and like students editing skills lack luster? Here is a solution for the problem...
- Instructions for "round-robin" editing.
- Instructions for group/peer grading for informative, narrative, and argumentative writing.
- Rubric that peers will use to assess peer writing (4 rubrics per page when printed front to back). Final grade based on average on 4 scores.
*** Teaches students to edit in an effective manner.
*** Exposes students to the writing of their peers.
*** Allows students to look at writing with a critical eye.
*** Forces students to identify critical parts of each type of writing.
*** Creates an environment where writing expectations are high... especially when students know their peers will be reading and helping to evaluate their work.
AN AMAZING LESSON/ACTIVITY AND TIME SAVER!
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