We reviewed yesterday's vocabulary exercises to start off today. Then kids did some grammar practice on verb tenses for a class work assignment. Then each student put on his or her "teacher" hat. Each was given two anonymous essays written by a peer and a copy of the assessment rubric for each essay. The "teachers" graded the essays and wrote feedback to the anonymous authors. Next week we will organize peer conferences so that the "teachers" can share their observations more deeply with their "students." After grading, each student made a list of three lessons learned from the grading experience that he or she was inspired to apply to his or her own writing.
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You might find the following codes on work returned to you for revision. Here's what they mean:
≣ = missing capital
The sentence has a word that needs to be capitalized.
/ = extra capital
There is a capital letter in the sentence that should be lower case.
P = punctuation
There is a punctuation error in the sentence that you SHOULD be able to find and correct.
C = context
The sentence needs more detail/context to show the writer's thinking or the word's meaning.
S/V = subject/verb
The sentence does not have subject-verb agreement. Make sure that you have used a singular verb with a singular subject and a plural verb with a plural subject.
F = fragment
The sentence, as written, is a fragment. Make sure you have a subject and a verb.
RO = run-on
The sentence, as written, is a run-on. You have a variety of options for repairing run-ons.