Returning Students’ Essays
Teacher should select one strong paper and one weaker paper to use for class demonstration. Prior to returning students’ papers, teacher should type the two selected essays. Teacher should use the TV monitor and computer to share these with the class. Teacher may ask one student to sit at computer to type any changes that are discussed and agreed upon. This activity is particularly beneficial to students. Students value learning from their peers. Also, this can be a tremendous confidence builder for students, provided the teacher and students respect the essayist’s anonymity. Suggested time: 45 minutes.