Productive peer conferences do not happen automatically, and it is a difficult skill to teach. It's no wonder that they can lead so many teachers and students to frustration. Luckily, I've learned a few tricks that I would love to share to help improve feedback in your own class, and as a result, improve your students' skills and independence in academic conversations AND writing.
Included in this lesson plan pack is:
-Lesson plan--that ties to CCSS standards, walking you through how to model and coach students in the art of peer feedback.
-2-page Peer Conference Guide--To be used during and after the mini-lesson to guide students' conversations and conferences.
-Powerpoint slides--including a Do Now, content and language objectives, and visuals to guide students with their peer conference
-BONUS: A list of the 5 most common problems I see in peer conferences, and ideas on how to coach students to improve
Note: This lesson is included in my Slam Poetry Unit Plan