Monday, September 16, 2013
Today we will start with the much anticipated quiz over our commonly confused words!
After that, we will begin the peer editing process for our essays over The Crucible and McCarthyism. You will be placed in groups of three or four to work on this editing. Since we have not done this is my class yet, we will take a brief moment to talk about the process I like to use when we are peer editing.
Step 1: Make a copy of your partner's essay (do NOT edit on their original copy)
Step 2: Read for spelling, grammar, and mechanical mistakes. Highlight any mistakes you see.
Step 3: Write 2 compliments and 2 suggestions for revision for each paragraph. You may place these comments in the margins of the document using the "comment" function.
Step 4: Assign a score based on the essay rubric.
Repeat the process for each partner.
Remember to STAY POSITIVE! Think about how you word your suggestions. Instead of saying, "Your word choice is boring," try wording it like "If you used the word exceptional rather than good, this sentence would be much more interesting!"
Once your group has finished reading all of the essays, please discuss the comments you made in order to clarify what you mean.
Then, go back through and begin your revisions to your essay based on the feedback your partners gave you!