Peer Critique and Revising: Formal English

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Dear Sir or Madam: What's the difference between formal and informal language? Scholars focus on using formal English and transitions in their position papers. After revising their rough drafts, they engage in the peer editing process using a revision checklist. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Create a T-Chart on the board to show the difference between formal and informal English and have volunteers provide examples
Classroom Considerations
  • Lesson six from the 10-part Grade 6 ELA Module 4, Unit 3 series
  • Order matters
  • Requires colored pencils and several resources from previous lessons in the unit
Pros
  • Offers tips for meeting diverse learners' needs
  • Includes a helpful student reference list of transitional words and phrases
Cons
  • None
Common Core