Peer Review (Rubric)

Peer Review (Rubric)

Questions

Opening

Discuss the following with your classmates.

  • Do you have any questions about the “Who Is Civilized?” essay?

Who Is Civilized? Essay

Work Time

Review the “Who Is Civilized?” essays.

  • In the group your teacher establishes, exchange essays and read them all.

Introductions

Work Time

In your group, talk about the beginnings of the essays you just read.

Look at the Grade 12 Informational Writing Rubric and focus on the criteria for introductions.

  • How did each person introduce the topic for his or her report and analysis of Shakespeare’s The Tempest ?
  • In your mind, decide which introduction was the most effective, and jot down how you might revise your introduction.

Open Notebook

Conclusions

Work Time

In your group, talk about the endings of your essays.

Focus on the criteria for closure in the Grade 12 Informational Writing Rubric.

  • How did each person conclude his or her essay?
  • In your mind, decide which conclusion was the most effective, and jot down how you might revise your conclusion.

Open Notebook

Checklist Questions

Work Time

Apply the rubric to your essay and ask yourself the following questions.

  • Have I introduced the topic in an engaging way?
  • Is the organization of the essay logical; does each part build on the ideas that precede it?
  • Have I used text features, such as subtitles or headings, to signal new subtopics?
  • Do I have sufficient facts, details, quotations, and examples to support the main ideas of the essay?
  • Have I used appropriate and varied transitions between the parts and ideas (sentence or paragraph level)?
  • Is my language precise and objective, formal enough in tone for an informational essay about Shakespeare?

If you answered no to any of the checklist questions, revise your essay.

Best New Idea

Closing

Complete a Quick Write in response to the following.

  • What is the best new idea you heard today that you can incorporate into your essay?

Open Notebook

Submit your response to your teacher.

Who Is Civilized? Essay