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ERIC Number: EJ1096164
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
More than a Checklist
Nidus, Gabrielle; Sadder, Maya
Educational Leadership, v73 n7 p62-66 Apr 2016
Your students are sitting at their desks, using a checklist to revise their writing. You see that some are consistently checking off the same areas they always do as "needing improvement" and that others are simply marking off a skill as "mastered," scarcely glancing at the piece of writing in front of them. The authors suggest a better approach to getting students to revise their written work. They propose teaching the art of noticing--that is, helping students recognize the underlying metacognitive strategies that people use when analyzing work. The process comprises three key concepts. As students practice noticing and observing, they learn how to choose one specific focus for their revision and then monitor that focus through the course of several pieces of writing. As they engage in setting goals, they learn how to clarify their goals and ask for more focused feedback. And as they engage in monitoring and evaluating, they take ownership of their work.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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