Saturday, December 17, 2016

Evaluating a paragraph and Creating a Criterion Chart to help us move our writing forward!

      Students were asked to look at a paragraph that was written on the History of Duels. There are four versions of the paragraph. Click HERE if you want to preview the paragraphs.  Students had to identify the strengths of each paragraph and then put them in order from the least developed to the most developed.  

 Students then developed a progression of how we can move our informational paragraph from a "starting place" to a "on a roll" paragraph (their labels).  

Writing involves so much meta-cognition. We want to get a great idea down, spell well, have strong grammar, grab the reader, and teach the information. So much to remember!