Critical Friends
Allan Didier

Objective Standards and Benchmarks Teacher Will Students Will Materials and Resources Assignments & Assessments Timeline
Students will demonstrate critical analysis techniques by presenting work to their peers as well as critiquing their peers' work following the rubric.

critical analysis and critiquing of work, content vocabulary

Model the process of critiquing work

Set up groups

Facilitate the discussion.

Critique other students' work

Present their work to their peers.


Critical Friends protocol

Student work

Critique Rubric 1-3 days


English Common Core Standards (in bold)

  1. Demonstrate independence
  2. Build strong content knowledge
  3. Respond to varying demands of audience, task, purpose and discipline
  4. Comprehend as well as critique
  5. Value evidence
  6. Use technology and digital media
  7. Understand other perspectives and cultures


Math Common Core Standards (in bold)

  1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them
  2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively
  3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others
  4. Model with mathematics
  5. Use appropriate tools strategically
  6. Attend to precision
  7. Look for and make use of structure
  8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning