Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Strangers/Family Peer Review Worksheet

1. What do you like best about this paper? What words, phrases, sentences, or paragraphs really stand out for you?

  1. In what ways has the writer shown you this person/photograph? Physical description? Short stories? Dialogue?

  1. What is still hard to picture about this person/photograph?

  1. How is or was this person/photograph important to the writer? Where does the writer show this, or how can this writer do more to show this?

5. List the 3 best verbs (words that show action—sprinted, gulped, glanced).

  1. List the 3 best nouns, adjectives (describe nouns) or adverbs (describes verbs, look for -ly words)

7. List three verbs that could be use some zip. (said—could be accused, whispered)

  1. list three nouns that could be more specific. (Car—could be rusty Celica, new H3)

9. How would you describe the personality of this paper? (funny, happy, smart-assed, serious, wise etc)

  1. What risks did the writer take? Use the broad definition of risk: Did they try to make you laugh, did they reveal something about themselves, did they offer a controversial view, did they reach for a big idea?