Here's the checklist we used in class today:
LATE WORK: If you are behind, trust me—do NOT try to “catch up” during class. Follow the list on the Big Screen. If you finish everything, THEN you can start on “catch-up” work. But that will likely need to be done during seminar or for homework, since our days are packed.
Wednesday Revision/Peer Conferencing
1. Revision #3: Label your second draft “SECOND DRAFT” in big letters across the top.
2. Come back to my desk when I call you.
3. Pick four questions from page 82 to write down on your Peer Conference Sheet for Revision.
4. Remind yourself of what a strong peer conference is--
a. at least TEN constructive comments on the person’s draft,
b. AND you answer all four questions on the Peer Conference Sheet
5. Staple your Revised Prose #3 like this:
a. Second Draft (on top)
b. Peer Conference Sheet (in middle)
c. First draft (on bottom)
6. Make an even trade with someone you DID NOT CONFERNECE WITH for #1 or #2, and thoughtfully complete a peer conference over Revised Prose #3!
ALAYNA, THE CAKE WAS TO-DIE-FOR! THANK YOU! J
- 1. Read over page 90—Advice for Revising and Editing Poetry
- 2. Put a star by five questions you’d like to answer when you create your second draft of Poetry Revision #1.
- 3. Look at page 91, and read Margot’s first draft of “Home Alone.”
- 4. Read her final draft, on page 94.
- 5. Talk to me about the important revisions you see.
- 6. Get out the POEM #1 you’re revising.
- 7. Open up your iBook file, and hit “TRACK CHANGES”.
- 8. REVISE to a second draft, making a MINIMUM of ten changes.
- 9. Save and print! Keep your two drafts save until tomorrow. (We’ll peer conference tomorrow.)
- 10. Repeat the steps above for POEM #2 now.
· ADRIANA AND CASSIE
· MEGAN AND CHRISTINA
SEMINAR: CRYSTAL, CHRISTINA, GLENDA, MIRANDA, KYLE, RACHEL
DUE WHEN YOU WALK IN TOMORROW
· Revised Poem #1 (second draft w/ten important changes)
· Revised Poem #2 (second draft w/ten important changes)
MLA HEADING NOTE
· Leave the MLA format ON all your revisions. That’s part of the editing grade.
· Later in the week, when you are printing things for your PORTFOLIO, REMOVE the MLA format for the heading. And change the spacing and font to be whatever you want them to be.
- We talked again about making plentiful, "A"-quality, positive AND negative comments on people's stories.
- Readers Today: Rachel and Courtney--there was a great deal of discussion on both stories, and comments were specific, constructive, and thoughtful.