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Organizing Work on Learning Circle Projects

Once the projects are defined and students begin their writing, two questions often surface:

How many messages should we send?
How should we decided which student work to send?

Organizing your classroom response to involve each student in at least one Learning Circle project can ensure the success of all projects sponsored in your Circle. There are a number
of ideas described in Learning Circle Phase 4 for cooperative writing strategies and for dealing with survey requests.

If students finish their writing and send it early, there may be enough time for feedback and comments between section editors and writers. This can be a very effective way of providing "objective" peer review as the students in distant classrooms cannot be influenced by personal ties or friendships patterns that are a part of classroom interaction.

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