This paper describes the collection of written feedback from students and an attempt to to impact class atmosphere by publishing back anonymous excerpts to students. By using these excerpts as content for language learning activities, students could enjoy themselves as they warmed up for their weekly lesson in English and at the same time learn about their classmates' perceptions of previous shared learning experiences. This created a type of ongoing written dialogue (correspondence) to articulate the joys and frustrations of learning another language. Meanwhile, students were also learning to trust the feedback cycle and one another as they became aware of the level of support their classmates were offering. In addition to the rationale and background, sample activities are included.
Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Curriculum and Instruction | Education
McKenna, Nora, "Using Students' Written Feedback as Classroom Content to Promote Community" (2004). MA TESOL Collection. 144.