- Revised draft of Inquiry Essay from conference.
- To catch-up on any missing conceptual material your students
might need to complete final drafts of their Inquiry Essays.
- Do a workshop for one partner for next time. Bring two copies
of your comments.
- Daily prompt.
- Copies of a sample Inquiry Essay for class critique.
- Start out the day with the following Daily prompt (10 min.):
Our main task today is to generate workshop criteria for the Inquiry
Essay. Spend the next few minutes writing about those criteria. What
should an Inquiry Essay accomplish in terms of each of the four writing
elements? Make your comments as specific as possible. Don't just tell
us the focus should be clear and the essay should be developed--tell us
what the focus should be clear about and what kind of development will
- Once your students have generated some ideas, bring everyone
together and create a master list of criteria on the board. Have
your students write down the criteria as the class generates them.
- Once you've got the list of criteria, hand out the sample
essay and have your students (individually or in groups) list
the most important strengths and weaknesses of the sample in terms
of each of the criteria they just generated.
- End the class by discussing your students' critiques of the
- Remember to have everyone exchange workshop drafts before