Writing an Argumentative Essay: Peer Critique

Writing is all about progress, not perfection. Scholars engage in a peer critique protocol to gain feedback on their quote sandwich from a previous instructional activity. Next, pupils begin drafting their argumentative essays based on the novel Lyddie by Katherine Paterson. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Thoroughly review the peer critique expectations with learners and post them in the classroom for reference
  • Provide sentence frames for English learners to use during peer discussions
Classroom Considerations
  • Lesson 17 from the consecutive 20-part Grade 7 ELA Module 2a, Unit 1 series
Pros
  • Includes helpful teaching notes
  • Offers tips for meeting all students' needs
Cons
  • None