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.

Grading Criteria

  1. Literacy
  2. Lesson
  3. Story
  4. Dialogue/Description
  5. Title/Images


Chapter four details the three major forms of response: agree, disagree, and agree but with a difference. You can argue anything.

Remember, not everything has to be an argument. For this class, we will focus on responding to arguments/conversations.

The book includes many templates. Including to Disagree p. 60Agreeing p. 62, and Agreeing and Disagreeing Simultaneously p. 64.

Show, Don’t Tell

The writing you do at this level should do the work, instead of you having to tell us. No more lines like:

In this essay…

My literacy narrative is …

narrative structure