Written Chapter Draft (Peer Review)

Written Chapter Draft (Peer Review)

Your Written Chapter Draft

Opening

Respond to these questions about your written chapter draft.

  • What in your draft are you pleased about?
  • What do you have questions or concerns about?

Open Notebook

Be as specific as you can. For example, you might have questions about whether your message comes across clearly, whether a particular character’s portrayal is effective, or what the reader’s impression is of one of the central conflicts in your chapter.

Your Written Chapter Peer Edit

Work Time

Work with a partner to peer edit your draft. Your feedback will focus on the areas of concern you have.

Take a moment to review the peer-editing protocol with your teacher and classmates. If you have any questions, be sure to ask them.

With your partner, follow the protocol to peer edit your draft.

  • Both partners briefly explain their chapters and present their questions or concerns.
  • Partners read each other’s work, reading particularly closely for the questions posed by the writers.
  • Partners identify the parts that seem to reveal something important about the writer.
  • Partners identify the parts that seem a little confusing or need more information.
  • Partners identify the parts that use particularly effective language.
  • Partners write a one-sentence summary of what they believe the chapter’s message to be and what they learned about the writer. Partners then write four to six sentences to answer the writer’s questions.
  • Partners converse, sharing their observations, feedback, and insights.

Open Notebook

Peer Edit Results

Work Time

Based on the peer edit work you did with your partner, answer the following questions.

  • What was your partner able to help you with?
  • What great pieces of writing did you see today?

Open Notebook

Share your responses with your classmates.

Your Written Chapter Revision

Closing

Consider the results of your peer edit.

  • What changes do you plan to make to your written chapter?

Open Notebook

Your Written Chapter Revision

Homework

Keep working on your self-portrait.

  • Begin working on the revision of your written chapter. You will have one lesson in class to complete it.
  • Continue collecting artifacts for the various chapters of your self-portrait, checking off items on your Self-Portrait Checklist as you go.
  • Log your progress in your Planning Calendar.