LESSON SEVEN: Complete the Writing Process/“Publish” Final Drafts/Evaluation
Students submit final drafts for teacher evaluation and complete a self-assessment based upon the Department’s Writing Prompt Scoring Guide.
W3C Write multi-paragraph expository (exposition/expository writing) and persuasive (persuasive writing/argument) essays with
§ an effective thesis statement
§ effective paragraphing
§ convincing elaboration through specific and relevant details
§ originality and individual perspective
§ individual style and voice
§ Sources of Literature
o Chalkboard, white board, or other area for suggested writing topics and timeline should remain visible for the duration of the writing process
o Provide an overhead, a chalk board, or a white board on which revision/editing questions can be seen
§ Handouts provided
Writing Prompt Scoring Guide (one student’s/one teacher’s)
§ Words to know
o persuasive writing/argument
o exposition/expository writing
Students’ final drafts, self-assessments, and justification paragraphs may be collected for teacher evaluation
1. Students evaluate a peer’s draft using a copy of the Writing Prompt Scoring Guide. This guide will be returned with the student paper. Students should examine papers as critically as a teacher would.
2. Students then consider their own paper, writing a reflective paragraph(s) in which they “justify” the score they believe they will receive. Suggest items for students to consider in the self-evaluation.
What are three items from the scoring guide on which you did well?
What items on the scoring guide did you find difficult?
What items on the scoring guide should be reviewed before future essays?
What distinguishes your essay from other essays your teacher will read?