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        Peer to Peer | Write in the Middle | Workshop 7: Responding to Writing

        This one hour video highlights teaching strategies that help middle school students learn how to respond appropriately and meaningfully to each other's writing. These interactions help students with topic generation and idea development, increase their confidence about sharing their work, force them to look more objectively at their own writing, give them valuable feedback for possible revisions, and allow them to learn from the writing successes and challenges of their peers. Peer response also helps students learn how to give constructive feedback to others, an important life skill. Visit three classrooms to see how educators structure student interactions, from whole-class responses to informal writing partnerships. The video also features interview segments with the three teachers, as well as comments from Linda Rief, an eighth grade English teacher and the author of Seeking Diversity: Language Arts With Adolescents.

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