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Critique Cards

Critique Cards are helpful tools when teaching students about how to conduct a respectful critique. A general pre-critique discussion should happen before critique day to go over some of these questions:

  • What is a critique?
  • What is the purpose of a critique?
  • How can we get the most out of a critique?
  • How can we be as respectful as possible?

Critique Cards are a way to guide students’ thoughts and comments towards a productive, respectful, and insightful critique session, and are hopefully open-ended enough to allow room for the unexpected. The rules and logistics can easily be adapted to fit the needs of many different classes.


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Students using critique cards to discuss their finished work!

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These cards are adapted from a critique session taught by my wonderful mentor teacher during student teaching, Jennifer Lindquist.

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