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Mastering Extended Responses to Paired Text

Structures provides concrete and practical guidance for every step of the writing process: prewriting, drafting, revising, proofreading, evaluating and publishing. A Writing Cycle approach prompts teachers to set specific expectations and let students self-check how well they meet those expectations and become masters of their own thoughts in writing. Peer responses (PALS) occur throughout the writing process, increasing student ownership, constructive student feedback and retention of knowledge learned.

Writer’s Workshop for the Common Core, Eye on Education, 2012