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Incorporating Feedback for Revision_Debate


How can you improve your preparation in anticipation of participation in a debate?
Using feedback from a peer and/or teacher, strengthen your presentation with a focus on speaking skills such as intonation, pacing, and body language, as well as a focus on creating a strong agreement to prove your position. 

Time To Complete 

1 Day

Common Core Standards 

  • CCRA.SL.1
  • CCRA.SL.3
  • 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/checklists to self-assess their work and develop a plan for further revision or editing.
Possible Activities 
  1. Model for students how to make improvements that address various areas of the rubric.

  2. Using feedback, model for students how to make changes based on comments from a reader. 

  3. After reviewing drafts, create a specific set of mini-lessons based on student need. These mini-lessons can then become part of the expectations for revising.

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