Eli Review Learning Resources

Curriculum Resources

These materials come from real classrooms. They are effective in facilitating peer learning and writing improvement.


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Introductory Activities

  1. Start with How and Why – one brief write-review-plan cycle
    This activity asks students to respond
  2. Framing Feedback and Revision – 2 writing, review, and revision tasks
    These curriculum materials are primarily designed to help orient students to a feedback-rich classroom and to help improve student buy-in to feedback and revision.
  3. First-Day Ice Breaker Activity – 2 tasks, any experience level
    “Ice-breaker” activities great for getting students signed in to Eli and familiar with the system, perfect for a single class session.

College Examples

  1. Science Writing Curriculum – complete 16-week course
    This complete course helps students learn the genres and conventions of science writing, developing components individually and assembling them into a full journal article.
  2. The Essential Moves of Technical Communication – 3 writing tasks, 6 reviews. These exercises are designed to help students learn six important rhetorical moves that are at the heart of effective technical communication.

High School Examples

  1. SAT Essay Curriculum – 27 writing, review, and revision tasks
    These resources provided a customizable set of materials to help students learn and practice the analytical writing skills behind the new writing prompt for the SAT.
  2. High Art Evaluative Essay – 3 tasks, any experience level
    A project for an AP Language and Composition course designed to teach criteria-driven argument, multi-modal composition, and audience awareness.
  3. ACT Writing Coach Curriculum – 6 writing tasks, 7 reviews
    This 8-week practice curriculum is designed to help coach students through the moves that make a highly-scored ACT essay by breaking down criteria and repeated write-review-revise cycles.

Other Teacher Resources