This peer editing can help students learn about parts of their writing that was unclear, discover which parts an audience found exciting, and get some suggestions for other things to add.
This student checklist is based on the 6-Trait writing. To do this, first choose one student to model the self-editing phase.
Small groups of students can meet and conference about one piece or each student can bring a piece to exchange and have reviewed. Next, choose another student to serve as the peer editor for the piece that was just self-edited.
Student should have already worked through content revisions before reaching the editing step. Have the two students sit in the middle of the class so that all students can see and hear them as they work through the peer-editing phase. The model uses common language and scoring guides to identify what "good" writing looks like.
Have students work in groups of two or three to edit one piece of writing. Reading Rockets Reprints You are welcome to print copies or republish materials for non-commercial use as long as credit is given to Reading Rockets and the author s.