This engaging peer review activity will teach students to think like writers and allow them to revise before you even glance at their essays to give feedback!
If you've ever facilitated a peer review session that flopped, this activity is for you. It provides just the right amount of structure and guidance to scaffold your writers throughout the revision process.
This activity takes students through 13 different rotations of peer review. Essays are passed from student to student, so that students are not reading through full drafts from their peers, but rather, small components of different essays. This approach allows students to focus and provide meaningful feedback for their peers. It is much less intimidating, and it helps break up the monotony of peer editing.
Don't waste your time commenting on their essays until you've made them do the HARD WORK of revising their rough drafts. This product will complement your writing workshop perfectly, and ultimately, it will create less work for you!
This product contains an EDITABLE 14-slide PowerPoint, 2-page feedback student worksheet, and 1-page teacher guide.
Please note that the headers on the PowerPoint are not editable, to preserve the fonts. But the body--the text that matters--is editable, so you can adjust this activity to work for almost ANY type of essay.
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