English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
High School
  • Grade 12 ELA
  • Projects.
  • Self-Portrait
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    Anthology Peer Review

    Anthology Peer Review


    Students will review their work, noting any changes that they still need to make. They’ll decide which chapter to include in the class anthology and share it with a peer, getting feedback and suggestions. Then they’ll continue to review and finalize their work.


    • Read the lesson and student content.
    • Anticipate student difficulties and identify the differentiation options you will choose for working with your students.
    • Be prepared to explain steps for publishing self-portraits.

    Your Best Chapter

    • Take a few minutes to list “experts” who may be able to help classmates with various issues. Take advantage of students’ expertise during the Work Time.
    • Students will be sharing their chapter for the class anthology with a peer today to get feedback. Other than this chapter, all chapters should be considered finished and should be published to the students’ individual anthologies by the end of this lesson.
    • Review with students what the Self-Portrait Project says about the class anthology.


    Discuss your best project work with your class.

    • What do you feel you have become an expert in throughout this process? What, if anything, do you still need help with?
    • Which chapter do you think best represents you and are you most comfortable sharing with classmates in the class anthology?

    How to Publish Your Chapter

    • With your students, go over the steps to publish and share each chapter. One chapter will be shared to the class anthology, while the others can be kept private to the students and you.

    SWD: Students with disabilities may have difficulty becoming efficient with technology tools. Check to ensure students have adequate instruction on how to use the tools as well as time for guided practice.

    ELL: Be sure that your pace is adequate for students to follow what you are saying.

    Work Time

    Take some time to explore how to preview and publish your chapters.

    • Review with your teacher how to preview all your chapters to make sure they look as you want them to, and how to publish them.

    Be sure to ask questions if you have any.

    Peer Feedback

    • Remind students that they will have the chance to revise this chapter for homework before it is shared with the class.
    • Consider displaying the peer feedback steps for students. SWD: Providing feedback requires a very good and solid understanding of the topic and the ability to discern gaps. Be sure that students are able to do this activity successfully. If this is not the case, offer support. ELL: Be sure that students who come from cultures where critiquing is not regarded as something positive understand that in this country we appreciate clear and specific feedback, and we consider it an important element in improving ourselves and our work. Take some time to explain this fact if necessary.

    Work Time

    Work with a partner to get feedback on the chapter you want to include in the class anthology. Follow these steps.

    • Take notes. After reading this chapter, what do you understand about your partner? What message do you think the chapter conveys? How does it take advantage of the capabilities of the website-creation or portfolio platform? Are there ways you think it could do so better? Are there any pieces of the chapter that are confusing?
    • Talk with your partner to provide him or her with feedback.
    • Take notes about what you plan to change, based on your partner’s feedback.

    Final Preview

    • Some students may find more that they want to change before they publish. They may do so, but all changes from this point forward must be done on their own time. For the next two lessons, students will be working on their Artist’s Statement.
    • SWD: Check in with students to assess their progress; provide specific feedback about what they have accomplished and what needs to be completed for homework.

    Work Time

    Now it’s time to give a final once-over to all the chapters you are publishing for your final project.

    • Preview each chapter to make sure it looks just as you want it to.
    • When you are satisfied with your final work, publish it.

    Project Successes

    • Take a few minutes to debrief the process with your class and to celebrate some of their successes in learning these new platforms.


    Respond to these questions.

    • What was most unexpected about using the website-creation or portfolio platform?
    • Which parts of your final project are you most proud of?

    Open Notebook

    Share your responses with your class.


    • Remind students that they will have no more class time to build or edit their projects.


    Complete your project work.

    • Check your Planning Calendar to make sure you’ve finished all the steps.
    • Publish all of your chapters, including the one you are sharing in the class anthology.