It cuts down on teacher feedback and shows progress almost immediately.
So this is how it works:
- Students prepare a paragraph in the TL based on certain success criteria. (In this case, they had to include: opinions, correct adjective agreement, different connectives, and intensifiers.)
- In groups (in my class groups of six) students listen to each other and, using the grid, keep a tally of how often the success criteria were used.
- They then had to discuss and decide:
What were the most common errors and how could they be rectified?
What could they do to improve for next time?
- They wrote up this information in green pen (self editing, peer editing and peer assessment are done in green at my school and teachers feedback in red.).
The whole exercise took about 10 minutes.
All of the students got to speak.
They were all listened to and given feedback from 5 of their peers.
They know what they have to do to improve.