First, click here to see sharing addresses.
You should see your name on the list. You should share your document with two other people on the list. To do this, open your paragraph document and click the blue "share" button in the upper right corner. When the window opens, you will be able to paste email addresses into the "Add People" box. Copy and paste the email addresses you choose into that box. Make sure they are separated by a comma. Then, out to the side, click on the box that says "Can edit" and choose "Can comment." Then "save" and "done."
You can see the paragraphs shared with you by clicking on the "shared with me" link in the left column. Open the paragraphs shared with you and read one from beginning to end. Talk to each other and make sure that no paragraph in your group is left out.
Today, we are concerned about the parts of a paragraph. So before you look at the specifics, you need to comment on the overall structure your classmate's paragraph. To comment, highlight some text by clicking and dragging and then right-click on the highlighted part and select "Comment"--you can type your suggestion in the box that appears. Comment on whether all the parts of the paragraph are present or missing:
- Topic sentence
- Supporting details and examples
- Closing statement
Then I want you to look at each part individually. First, the topic sentence of your classmate's paragraph should have three qualities:
- Specific: It should be about ONE thing
- Focused: It should mention a single academic skill
- Logical: It should mention a feature of the school that can help improve that skill
Next, scan the supporting details and examples for OFF-TOPIC statements and comment on them. If you are not sure whether a particular detail is off-topic, you can raise your hand. In your comments, you should also suggest some details that are missing that might help your classmate improve his or her paragraph.
Last, make sure the closing statement does not repeat the topic sentence. If it does, comment with a warning on your classmate's closing statement.
If there is time, go through all these steps with another paragraph shared with you.