Peer reviewing is an important process for students. However, it is often time that gets underutilized or can be a missed opportunity. This assignment will help your students get the most out of the peer review sessions.
This assignment guides the students through a review of the introductory paragraph. Students (graders) are asked to assess three main parts of an introduction:
By simply reviewing their peers' papers and answering the questions on the assignment, the graders will be able to provide meaningful feedback on the work they are assessing. I found this tool to work especially well, and my students were busy for an entire forty-five minute class period.
I also included a section in which the grader will highlight the writer's strengths. It is important to also offer encouragement!
Overall, this assignment was one of my most useful tools when helping my ninth graders write their research papers.