Two Stars and a Wish can be used by students in many different ways! It is also fully editable so that you can add specific instructions for your students (depending on how you choose to use this tool).
Peer Assessment -
Students identify two positive aspects of the work of a peer and then express a wish about what the peer might do next time in order to improve another aspect of the work. 'I want to give you a star for the start of your story and a star for the way you described the house. I wish that you will tell us more about Billy.'
Teachers model this strategy several times, using samples of student work, before asking the students to use the strategy in pairs on their own. They check the process and ask pairs who have implemented the strategy successfully to demonstrate it to the whole group.
Students can reflect back on a particular event / moment and identify two things that they enjoyed or liked (2 stars) and they could write something they would have changed about that moment (1 wish).
For example : This weekend, my two stars were that I went to the book store with my family and we had a nice family dinner. I wish that my grandparents would have joined us for dinner.
These are just some ways that this resource can be used.