Grade 5

Feedback Please

group feedback

Overview

Students seek and provide feedback from classmates using the Comments feature within Google Docs or Slides. Students will then revise their writing and/or presentation based on the feedback received. Finally the class will discuss the pros and cons of receiving digital feedback during a whole group debrief of the writing process.

Learning Objectives

Students will seek feedback to improve their writing.

  • Be able to give constructive feedback on a peer’s presentation or essay using the Comments feature within Google Docs/Slides.
  • Be able to revise and improve their work based on the feedback offered.

Vocabulary

  1. Feedback: Feedback is the reaction to one’s performance or work.

  2. Constructive Feedback: Specific information on one’s performance that specifically states positive and/or negative aspects of the work and may contain suggestions for improvement.

Pre-planning

  • Students will need access to their own Google account.

  • This activity may be used with any writing assignment within any subject area, but students will need a completed rough draft created within either Google Docs or Google Slides prior to beginning this lesson.

  • Teacher will need a working knowledge of the comments feature within Google Docs and Slides

  • Teacher may wish to assign students to specific editing groups, prior to the lesson in order to ensure all students are able to give and receive feedback.

     

    Note: Video Tutorial for adding comments using Google Docs or Slides

Accommodations

Steps

  1. Student will share their rough drafts, created within either Google Docs or Google Slides, with classmates.

  2. Students will read and offer constructive feedback on the submissions of at least two of their classmates using the comments feature.

  3. Once the peer-editing has taken place, students will review the comments left on their work,  considering the feedback.

  4. Students will revise their writing based on the feedback.  

  5. Final documents with comments will then be shared with the teacher for formal assessment

  6. Once students receive their graded submissions, the teacher will lead a whole-group discussion wherein students discuss the pros and cons of receiving digital feedback.

Note:
Students would need a Google Account in order to share their document. 

Assessment Options

  • Observations
  • Check for understanding
  • Teacher will use a checklist to assess students ability to provide feedback digitally
    • I can use the comment feature in Google Docs/Slides
    • I can offer specific, positive feedback on a students writing
    • I can offer specific suggestions for improving a piece of writing (using kind, non-offensive language)
  • Teacher will formally assess the writing using a standard writing rubric.

ISTE Standards

Use IT! Empowered Learner 
1c. Students will use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.

MITECS: Michigan adopted the "ISTE Standards for Students" called MITECS (Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students) in 2018.

Device and Resources

Device: PC, Chromebook, Mac, iPad 

Browser: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Edge, ALL

Apps, Extensions, or Add-ons: Google Docs, Google Sheets

 

CONTENT AREA RESOURCES

ELA

W.5.5: With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach

W.5.6: With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others

Integrated Arts

  • Students could seek feedback on a presentation, writing, or creation (Google Drawing) from any subject area.

 

Science

  • Students could seek feedback on a presentation or writing from any subject area.

Social Studies

  • Students could seek feedback on a presentation or writing from any subject area.

Credits
This task card was created by Jean Smith, Van Buren Schools and Michelle Wagner, Wayne RESA, January 2018.