Language Objective: I will edit and peer-review the rough draft of my news article.
Essential Question: How do you effectively assess your own as well as your peers' writing?
Follow these steps to finish editing and revising, and to turn in your final draft of your news article by the end of the period TODAY:
- Open a new document and copy/paste ONLY your revised draft into it. Title this document: News Article Final Draft.
- Formatting: Make sure your article has the following:
- a headline (must contain a strong verb and get the reader interested in your article; center and bold your headline)
- your full name centered below your headline
- your article should be single-spaced and not contain any links to websites
- Finish your peer feedback and address all feedback (resolve all comments you have been given)
- Make sure your article is broken into short, 1-3 sentence paragraphs; start a new paragraph for each new thought. Transitions and quotes should have their own paragraphs.
- Make sure your writing is concise: Can you say the same thing in a shorter, simpler way? Change it.
- Proof read your article twice. Read it out loud to catch any irregularities or sentences that don't quite make sense.
- Follow this Deadline Checklist. Check for each question on this list.
- Check your rubric. Make sure you have hit "Above Average" criteria in all categories.
- Submit your News Article Final Draft doc on CANVAS.
- Submit the final draft of your news article on CANVAS