Students work in groups to follow each step of the writing process: read and understand the prompt, pre-write, rough draft, revise, edit, and final draft.
Between each phase of the process, students trade writing and continue on where their classmate left off. Each student will have a hand in developing each of the group's essays. This provides scaffolding and repeated practice students need without the rigid feeling of writing essays over and over again.
Complete lesson plan guides teachers and students through the writing process, with diagrams showing how to trade essays between each step. Because students know they are an integral part of the team, they are motivated to do their best on each step.
Includes everything you need: 5-page student packet, lesson plan, revision checklist, editing checklist, grading rubric, and paper-trade diagram. PDF file.