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Offline JonBair

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Student-Created Peer Review
« on: April 08, 2015, 12:05:57 PM »
  Peer Review
 
As Sadler (2015, April 7) said, a key purpose of peer review is metacognition about their own writing and process of writing (personal interview).  The following is an application of that purpose in peer review to an extent that I have never tried but would like to at the next feasible instance.  If you incorporate this into your classroom, please reply with feedback on how it goes. 
 
Steps
  • Give students a printout of the Assignment Prompt and Grading Rubric.  Have them, if time permits, first create a checklist or outline of points to look for in a peer review based on the rubric. 
  • *The purpose of this is to hopefully get students engaging deeply with the expectations of the paper, so that they can engage deeply with the papers they are reviewing in light of the grading expectations.  Often, I have found through personal teaching experience, students seem to treat peer review and grading as a little bit detached from one another.  This will hopefully help change the locus of control for the students from external (the grades are given to me) to internal (I have the power to grade myself against the rubric and be consistent with the grade myinstructor gives me).
  • Once they have made their own checklist or peer-review outline, pair the students up into their peer review pair.  Have them combine lists, negotiating the points that should be on their worksheets.  If there is time in the semester, have the students submit their products to the teacher for feedback (which you would check (1) against the rubric and (2) for depth-of-thought as opposed to a simple set of yes/no questions that often accompany peer-review worksheets). 
  • Finally, have them use their mutually agreed upon peer-review worksheet to guide their peer review. 

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Re: Student-Created Peer Review
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2015, 10:38:33 AM »
Actually, I am going to try this out in my class.  Here is a link to my course website for the day we are doing it (today).  It is a bit wordy for a few reasons: 1. for the sake of ESL Web, 2. because I have verbose ESL 501, highly proficient graduate students, 3. I want my students to understand why we are doing what we are doing. 

http://esl501-bair.weebly.com/lessons/day-22-outline-peer-review-steps-ahead

I'd love any feedback from you as you try this out.