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?
1. Read through the news writing tips in Inside Reporting, p. 60-61.
Choose the top three tips that you feel you need to work on in your article.
List them and briefly describe why you think they are important and how you will ensure to improve this in your own article.
2. Self Assessment: Make a copy of this rubric, then grade your own article based on it. On the bottom, briefly justify why you would give yourself the grade you did.
3. Identify two specific areas of improvement for your article. Focus on these areas in your revisions.
4. Create a headline for your article:Good headlines should:
- tell the reader about your story
- make readers curious to read more
- include a strong verb
GOOD: Warriors flaunt school spirit to boost motivation
5. Peer review and use the "comment" tool on GoogleDrive to leave comments for two partners. Address the following questions in your feedback:
- What is the author doing well in this story? Why/how?
- What confuses you?
- What would you like to see more of? Suggest further questions the author could ask or additional subtopics they could include.
6. Revise your own writing. Use the following as guiding questions:
- Before proceeding, you MUST have peer feedback on your story
- Are you covering your topic in depth?
- Are you unbiased and are you covering all sides involved in this story?
- Are you avoiding restating any questions?
- Is your lead effective? How can you make it better?
- Is your story based on interviews?
- Are your transitions effective?
- How can you make your closing even more effective?
- Three rules of news writing you want to make sure to use
- Self assessment
- two areas you want to improve in
- Revised draft with peer comments (make sure NOT to resolve comments you received)