So what should they say when they finish reading a partner’s writing?
It’s not about spelling, or quality of sentences, or messiness. This isn’t even a draft – if it were anything it would be a pre-draft – the kind of thing you write to find out what you think.
So what should they say? Put some sentence leads on the screen/board the first few times.
The following might work…again, you know what you have been working on with the students in terms of respectfulness to each others writing.
- I didn’t know that….
- Something like that happened to me when…
- The part I liked best was…
- Tell me more about…
- I was a little confused when…tell me more
- But what did he/she say when you….