Lesson Plan

Sharing Google Docs via Google Classroom

Helping Each other Peer Edit via Google Classroom
Christina B.
Technology coordinator
Brooklyn College Academy
Brooklyn, NY
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My Grades 9, 10
My Subjects English Language Arts
Objectives

Students will be able to share their Google Document (whether it is an essay, paragraph, or general assignment) and help their peers edit their papers.

 

**This lesson plan requires that a teacher gave an assignment on Google Classroom and students have already "turned it in." Before the lesson starts, the teacher should have grouped students homogeneously according to their writing ability. ** 

Groups can be composed of 3-4 members per group.

Subjects
English Language Arts
Grades 9 - 12
All Notes
Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 Peer Editing via Google Classroom and Docs

Activity: Conversing

**This lesson plan requires that a teacher gave an assignment on Google Classroom and students have already "turned it in." Before the lesson starts, the teacher should have grouped students homogeneously according to their writing ability. 

1. Ask students: What is constructive criticism? 

The purpose of this question is to have students think about how they can CONSTRUCTIVELY criticize each others' assignments while being mindful of the kind of language that should be used on each others documents.

 

Student Instructions

1. Students consider the question of "constructive criticism" and how they can help each other improve each others assignments.

2 Sharing our Google Classroom Resources

2. Teacher TURNS BACK or RETURNS the assignment on Google Classroom so that students have editing privileges to their document again. Then, teacher will instruct students to SHARE their assignment with their groups only (since they are grouped by writing ability). This step is in preparation for peer editing.

Student Instructions

2. Students have editing access to their documents again, and now they can share documents with each other. Students input the e-mail addresses for the members of their group only! Now, the entire group should have access to each others' assignments.

3 Commenting on each other's assignments

3. Teacher has instructions on board for peer editing and pops in and out of all student papers (since the teacher has access to everyone's assignment, and students only have access to the members within their group).

 

Teacher will remind students of the following:

  • COMMENT on each others papers. DO NOT change the content of the document only.
  • Be mindful of language !
  • Leave positive comments too :)
Student Instructions

3. Students rotate the assignments that they are helping each other edit and leave comments throughout by pressing the "comment" button on the top of the Google Doc.

4 What's next?

4. Teacher provides a Google form for students asking them what is next for their essay i.e. what they want to improve.

Student Instructions

4. Students reflect on the activity imputing on the Google form what they learned from helping their peers, and how they can improve their own assignment. 

 

*Teacher has access to the material from the google form once students submit.