Teaching Writing: Lesson 2
Using the take-your-time approach, you may wonder what sort of comments did I make that would require much thought, even deliberation. Please keep in mind that since this was the freshmen students’ first timed writing, I allowed a four-paragraph essay (an introduction, two body, conclusion). Through the 55-minutes, I did check in with them just about every 10 minutes for them to self-asses where they were at in the writing process.
Here are two of the better essays, with my comments along with the color coded comments I annotated with students when we reviewed these in class.