Peer Editing

Peer editing is a wonderful tool…if done effectively. When students read one another’s work, they are able to see and fix errors in their peers’ papers, as well as translate those changes to their own papers. They are also able to read with a critical eye and put themselves in a teacher’s seat for a moment, hopefully looking at their work from a flipped perspective. Continue reading

Old Man and the Sea Projects

For today’s lesson, I wanted to spice things up a bit. Over the past few days, the students in my Honors 10 classes had read The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway. The book is small, easy to read, but packed with symbolism and author influences. I wanted to see how much the students had comprehended, but I also wanted to challenge them to think deeply about the book–going beyond the simple plot line. Continue reading