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Give and Receive Feedback_DBQ


How can you improve your draft?
Using feedback from a peer and/or teacher, strengthen your draft by improving your use of evidence, continuing to develop your argument, and addressing counterclaims with care and respect. Refine your use of grammar and punctuation, as well as your use of academic vocabulary. 

Time To Complete 

3-5 Hours

Common Core Standards 

  • CCRA.W.4
  • CCRA.W.5

I Can Statements 

  • I can:
    • With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed. (6-8.WHST.5)


  • I will know my use of feedback and revision are of high quality when my draft:
    • Incorporates feedback from peers and adults
    • Is edited for content, form, and standards of written language
    • Meets the requirements for the assignment in terms of content, format, and length


Suggestions for Assessing Student Readiness to Move Forward:

  • Confer with students, first asking them to point out specific revisions they made and explain how they incorporated feedback into their work; later, review their drafts for format and correctness.
  • Ask students to use rubrics or checklists to self-assess their work and develop a plan for further revision or editing.
Possible Activities 
  1. Have students read each other’s drafts using a peer-revision checklist (see resources below) and provide feedback to the author. A time-efficient way to do this is to upload drafts to a class website and have students leave comments to the author as an out-of-class assignment. 

  2. Create a sheet that allows students to ask specific questions for feedback to multiple revision partners. 

  3. After reviewing drafts you may want to order a specific set of mini-lessons based on student need. These mini-lessons can then become part of the expectations for revising.

  4. Give modeling and/or use fishbowl exercises (see resource below) to support students in giving constructive and considerate feedback.

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