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Feedback on Writing


Providing constructive feedback supports students' writing development by letting them know how to improve their writing. Getting immediate, specific feedback during the writing process can help students practice Metacognition while refining their Foundational Writing Skills.

Use It in the Classroom

Watch as this teacher conferences with her student about writing feedback. By giving written feedback, she helps the student identify areas of strength and progress and brings the student's Attention to skills like adding details or new Vocabulary.

  • Feedback on student writing can be verbal or written and can address specific skills like Syntax and organization. Feedback is most helpful when it is given throughout the steps of the writing process so students can reflect on and incorporate the feedback as they conceive, plan, and write their texts.
  • Design It into Your Product

    Videos are chosen as examples of strategies in action. These choices are not endorsements of the products or evidence of use of research to develop the feature.

    Products like Kaizena allow for teachers to provide feedback in different modalities, including audio comments. Teachers can also include mini lessons to help remind students of and support development of Foundational Writing Skills.

  • Writing products can support feedback by including ways for teacher and peers to respond to writing, like real-time audio or text commenting. The ability to see how their writing has changed over time can also help students and teachers track progress.
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