Ready-to-print and ready-to-edit peer feedback template for students writing an essay in APA formatting. I like to use this peer-feedback exercise before students submit their first draft to me. Each page addresses a particular component of the essay and/or formatting, and students give rotating and anonymous feedback. How this works:
1) Students bring in printed and stapled copy of paper to class and sit in a circle formation
2) Teacher provides students with numbered post-it to cover up name
3) Teachers collects papers and redistributes (students ensure that they do not have their own paper)
4) Teacher distributes feedback packet
5) Students begin giving feedback page by page (I like to put on a timer and call "rotate" - this way students are checking SEVERAL different papers and the activity is not so monotonous)
6) Students pass PAPER and FEEDBACK TEMPLATE (these always stay together) on teacher cue
6) After all students complete last page, teacher redistributes paper and feedback by calling out the numbers written on the post-it notes
What happens when students finish early and are itching to pass?
- I like to put up riddles on the PPT so students have something "fun" and "thought-provoking" to do while they wait for the timer to go off
- When I don't use this filler activity, students often turn to their partners to chat and distract overall productivity
On the class day following this feedback exercise, students turn in three things: their first draft, the feedback template, and their new draft.