Quick Write

Have you ever had a good experience workshopping a paper? Why was it good? Why was it bad?

Peer Review

We are going to peer review first. I want to make sure you have enough time before the lesson for today.

Before we peer review, I want you to take a look at your own draft.

  1. Add dialogue, find a spot to add in some dialogue.
  2. Add details of a character or an artifact in your narrative. What can you describe or add details too? Are you giving enough context so the reader follows along?
  3. Add an image to help tell the story. What image would help the reader? What image is related to your literacy?
  4. Effective Title. What should you title your essay? What would be a good title that makes your reader want to read the essay and prepares them for it.Fall Semester Examples

This is the first of many peer reviews. Keep these things in mind.

  • Peer edit the same way you revise your own work.
  • Be specific in identifying problems or opportunities.
  • Offer suggestions for improvement.
  • Praise what is genuinely good in the paper.

Help your partner with the points above: Dialogue, Details, Images, and Title.


Our book does not cover paraphrase in detail. What is a paraphrase? What is the difference from a summary or quoting?

Summary v Paraphrase v Quoting

  1. Paraphrase means putting what you have read into your own words.
  2. You paraphrase by reading something, thinking about what it means, and then restating it in your own words.
  3. Paraphrasing is a useful strategy to check to be sure that you have understood when reading something difficult or something that is important to remember.
  4. If you cannot paraphrase after reading, it is important to go back and reread to clarify information.

You are going to be paraphrasing as we learn about Ideology.


What is ideology?

A system of ideas and ideals, especially one that forms the basis of economic or political theory and policy. “the ideology of republicanism”

In social studies, a political ideology is a certain ethical set of ideals, principles, doctrines, myths, or symbols of a social movement, institution, class, or large group that explains how society should work, and offers some political and cultural blueprint for a certain social order.

The set of ideas and beliefs of a group or political party.

Jonathan Haidt: Can a Divided America Heal?

20 Minutes. Jon Haidt is a Social Psychologist. Write down anything you think is important or that stands out to you. Write down any words you don’t know so we can make a list for everyone.

So the first thing that you have to always keep in mind when you’re thinking about politics is that we’re tribal. We evolved for tribalism. One of the simplest and greatest insights into human social nature is the Bedouin proverb:
“Me against my brother; me and my brother against our cousin; me and my brother and cousins against the stranger.”


Quick Write

Comment below with your plan of action for revising your draft. Be specific, give some details!

Work Cited

ReadWriteThink Paraphrase Lesson. http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/used-words-paraphrasing-informational-1177.html