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Tried It Tuesday: TAG Peer Review, and PIN it to WIN it!!

Hey friends! Time to link up with my friend Holly for Tried It Tuesday!
This is actually something I'm GOING to try this week, so I'll update you Friday on how it goes. My friend AMC at Looking From Third to Fourth clued me in to this awesome resource, and I can't wait to use it!

It is a FREE resource over at Teacher's Notebook- click here to grab it!
I was really hoping to get to it today with my kiddos and share with you how it went..... but we all know how that goes sometimes. But I LOVE that it allows peer editing to be more than just, "that was a good story," or listing everything that is wrong. It makes them really think about their peers' papers, and keeps it pretty positive all along! I'm going to use the record sheet that has two boxes next to each letter so that students can get two peers to review their narrative piece. We're hoping to be done with our narrative this week!!

Sooooo guess what? I finished my Knots on a Counting Rope Unit last night! :) Of course, there are so many more ideas that have been flying through my head now that I finished that I might just have to revise the unit and add more to it. :o)
I'm going to give away one unit here and one unit over on Facebook for those that PIN it to WIN it!! All you need to do is visit the product in my store (click the link or the image to go there) and click the "Pin It" button at the top left above the title of the product! Then copy/paste the link in a comment on this post! AAAAND you can pin it on ANOTHER board and play on Facebook too!! (They must be two separate pins, please.)

Congrats to Megan Marske for winning Pin It to Win It! :)

Lastly, I must share that I was not chosen as my school's Teacher of the Year, but my good friend and WONDERFUL teacher and colleague was chosen, so I'm soooo happy for her! Maybe next year..... :o) Thank you for all of the well wishes and support that you all gave, and continue to give me- I truly appreciate all of my readers. Y'all are awesome! :) :) You make me feel special every day. :)


  1. I used the TAG approach last year - or something very similar and it worked our really well for my students. We did a lot of modeling of what it should look like but I felt like they did leave with some feedback. Forcing them to examine each others' work and ask a question is tough but it does get them thinking and interacting with each other!

    Good luck with your activity!

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  2. I have been loving your mentor sentences already. This looks awesome too. Have a great school year. Heather

  3. I've used TAG with my kiddos for years. It works really well for my students. I've found it using the format really helps them have focused peer conferencing. Hope it works well in your classroom.

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  4. I got this book after reading last week's post- would love to win! :)

  5. Looks like a unit I could use!

  6. So sorry you weren't chosen today. I was rooting for ya! You took the news very well, though. Just remember you beat out the other 120 staff members! Congrats on the nomination.

  7. Thanks for the shout out sweet friend. I hope this system of peer feedback works out well for you. You are number one in my mind no matter what the votes say!

  8. You're MY teacher of the year! :O) It's still an amazing honor to be nominated by your peers. Congrats!
    I'm excited to check out that resource! I've used TAG before, but always looking for new ideas!
    Pinning and winning!!!
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

  9. I've done TAG with my kids before...but completely forgot all about it. Hahaha.

    Here's my pin!

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  10. LOVE the TAG approach! I checked out that book in the library today. I think I will use it in the Native American Unit at the end of this year! :)

    Pinkadots Elementary

  11. Do you think they would let me vote for you next year here in Florida? I totally would. My 5th grade buddy across the hall uses TAG and she swears by it. I really need to get on it, seeing as I teach "TAG". Totally not the same thing, but you know what I mean. Lol!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  12. LOVE this new pack! Totally pinned it because it rocks :)
    You are teacher of the year in my eyes ;) The other one must be pretty amazing, too! You are lucky to work in such a great district :) Have a great week!



    I love your products! I might just have to buy this if I don't win!


  14. I agree with Joanne!! You're MY teacher of the year too!!! You will have that honor before you know it and probably several times before your career is done! :) You are truly special.
    I love the TAG acronym and have not tried that before. I like to have students pair up to read small parts of their essays to each other and discuss. For example, when we are working on introductions, I will have students turn to their partners and read their "introduction" to them. It is always interesting to hear the dialogue and self assessing that will automatically occur!
    Pinned your unit:
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  15. I love this book!

  16. Another awesome one. Thanks!


  17. Pinned it to win in!

    Thanks for such thorough and creative products! I look forward to your posts every day!


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