Incorporating Students’ Perspectives in the Design of Peer Review Activities

By Adam Loretto, Sara DeMartino, and Amanda Godley In our previous post, we discussed students’ views of peer review: that, despite some potential pitfalls, it can be useful to hear from multiple perspectives and to have opportunities in both giving and receiving feedback to develop skills as writers with real audiences. In this post, we…

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Revision Makes My Students Thirsty

by Noreen Moore On a crisp fall day after lunch, my fifth-grade students began working diligently to revise their narratives about our class trip to the pumpkin patch.  However, five minutes into our writer’s workshop, hands started going up with students who claimed they were either finished, needed to sharpen a pencil, get a drink…