Constructive Criticism and Feedback Teacher Resources
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Lesson Plan 13: Going Deeper Mini-Lesson
November is NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month! If your class is participating (or simply doing a narrative writing unit), this peer review lesson is part of a larger unit which can be easily found online. Once your writers have some drafting completed, give them the opportunity to gain and appreciate constructive criticism from their peers.
5th - 8th English Language Arts
Lesson Plan 15: Taking the work out of workshop
Why not turn your elementary class into novelists? They work through a series of writer's workshop activities to understand how to use description in their writing to establish plot and character. They also focus on peer evaluation and giving/receiving constructive criticism.
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Have your high schoolers practice their public speaking skills by writing an either/or speech. Individually, they complete an outline on what they want to discuss and give their speech to the class. To end the lesson, they complete a rubric for each speaker and offer constructive criticism.
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Lesson Plan 15: Taking the "Work" Out of Workshopping
Learning how to provide constructive criticism in a writing workshop is an essential skill. After responding to a prompt that asks them to write about a character who turns something rough or sparse into something beautiful, pupils use this piece of writing to serve as a metaphor for helping writers fix up their stories to make them great.
8th - 11th English Language Arts
Kids take a critical look at each other's work in order to understand the editing process while providing constructive suggestions. This handout really sets learners up to successfully offer constructive critique to their peers. Helpful and not-so-helpful examples give clear depictions of what learners are to do (and not to do).
3rd - 6th English Language Arts
Lesson Plan 2: Good Novel, Bad Novel
What are the characteristics of a good piece of writing? What makes a story interesting? Give your pupils a chance to define the qualities of good novels and what they see as the qualities of bad novels. Class members record these characteristics on a “Good Novel, Bad Novel” worksheet and keep these responses in their writing notebooks.
6th - 9th English Language Arts
New Review 100 People: Global Issues Through Our Lens
If the world were 100 people...17 would not have access to safe drinking water, 18 would not be able to read or write, and 52 would not have a primary education. Using the theme of "100 people," this resource explores other major issues facing the world today by integrating current events into general curriculum.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The 2010 immigration bill passed in Arizona provides class members with an opportunity to examine various perspectives of the immigration debate by watching news videos, reading interview, editorials, and viewing images. Discussion questions, activities, and assessment strategies are included in the richly detailed plan.
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
If you're interested in implementing Socratic seminars into your classroom, then you definitely don't want to miss this fantastic resource. Here you'll find an outline of the basic seminar procedure, differentiation strategies, student handouts, and a list of the major steps that learners should take before, during, and after the seminar.
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Socratic Seminars in English Class
What is a Socratic Seminar? Discover this type of discussion and it functions. Split the class into two groups with Group A sitting in an inner circle and Group B in an outer circle. Each person in Group B is assigned to a person in Group A to keep track of their partners' comments and responses.
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Green Stuff: Designing an Earth-Friendly Room
For this activity students explore earth-friendly materials that can be used in home environments. They learn about the relationship between the environment and design, and use a variety of problem-solving strategies. They work in collaborative groups to research furniture, bedding, flooring, and other home products, and be given a budget to design a room.
7th - 8th Math
Lesson Plan 11: Beginnings
Every good novel needs a solid beginning! Setting the stage can have your budding authors stumped, so use this lesson to get them thinking. After examining the plot rollercoaster image (included) they consider the four places their story could start: beginning, inciting incident, middle, and end.
5th - 9th English Language Arts
Lesson Plan 17: Novel, Take 2
It's all about using peer resources in this writing process instructional activity, which includes a fantastic novel revision worksheet packet. Learners have read a partner's story draft the night before, and groups have a "lightning round of praise" giving compliments about the novel they read.
3rd - 8th English Language Arts
Modern Day Pyramids
Students investigate the ways in which ancient technologies - six types of simple machines and combinations - are used to construct modern buildings. As they work together to solve a design problem (designing and building a modern structure), they brainstorm ideas, decide on a design, and submit it to a design review before acquiring materials to create it.
3rd - 5th Technology & Engineering
Structures And Mechanisms
Eighth graders explore and demonstrate an understanding of the factors that contribute to the efficient operation of mechanisms and simple machines. They design and make a mechanical toy device that moves a given object a specified vertical and horizontal distance, and investigate the efficiency of the mechanical device.
Cyberbullying: Effects on Teens Across the Nation
Free speech, privacy, and cyberbullying are the focus of a series of activities that cause class members to engage in discussions about these interrelated topics. They view a segment from PBS’s “Cyberbullying—Effects on Teens Across the Nation,” read articles about teens who committed suicide, and discuss the motivations of key players in several scenarios.
7th - 12th English Language Arts