Literacy 7-12

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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 Composition skills.

Use It in the Classroom

Peer review allows students to give each other feedback while also creating a culture of collaboration that supports students' Motivation and growth mindset. Watch how this school uses peer revision across its elementary and middle schools.

  • Feedback on student writing can be verbal or written and can address specific skills, like compelling arguments, clear organization, and complex Syntax. 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 compose their texts. Providing feedback on how students have revised based on previous feedback is also important to encourage continual revision.
  • 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 the development of their Composition.

  • 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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