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So if the students who didn't have the best notes got a chance to add to their notes, and see what they might have needed to add.
I gave them about 15-20 minutes to write their paragraphs.
Then I gathered them all up, and went through them.
I picked a couple to really focus on-some that were really good examples, some that needed a little work.
(Day 3.5) I typed them up on the computer-so we could all see them.
(I did check with the kids if it was okay-I promised there would be no names, and no one would know (unless they told them) and told them to let me know if they didn't want their paragraph up there-they were all okay with it!)
While we were critiquing, for every thing that needed improving, I made sure that there was something that they did well (and I made a big deal about it!)
I had the take out their pens and add in their tweaks! It definitely made their writing better.
Getting closer to perfection!
Smiles and Sunshine,