Use this lesson to teach students the qualities of an effective revision, and to guide them through the peer review process before they review each others' essays.
This lesson supplements ELA Module 10.2 on EngageNY and is designed to be implemented with students who need to revise their essays on "A Genetics of Justice." In this lesson, students work collaboratively with peers to provide meaningful feedback on a sample essay draft about "A Genetics of Justice" using a provided peer review checklist. They then examine a sample revision and highlight strengths and weaknesses of the revision. This prepares students to then provide effective feedback on their peers' essays.
• Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience.
• Peer review sheet (p. 8-9)
• Example essay draft #1 (p. 5) Teacher copy in zip file
• Revised essay example (p. 6)
• Instructional plan
Revision Bundle: Peer Review & Thesis Statement Workshop:
Bundle includes this revision workshop plus a thesis statement workshop.
Asking Good Questions Lesson
: Help students to lead classroom discussions in any classroom! Use this lesson to teach your students how to pose meaningful questions. Students begin by learning the features of level 1-3 questions. They then apply their understanding by formulating meaningful questions about bullying.