Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Peer Editing - Nothing Like a Little Help From a Friend!

Hi, all!  Did you know that Saturday, October 20th, is NCTE's National Day on Writing?  Lots of activities with a focus on writing are taking place all over the country this week and next (since the 20th falls on a weekend this year) to recognize the day.  Click {HERE} to find the NCTE website and learn more about it.

This week in Middle School Matters Blog, I have a post about writing - specifically peer editing - and included a freebie to go along with it.  Addressing the CCSS (W.7.5 and W.8.5 as they would be for my classes), students are expect to, "with some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed."  Using my Peer Editing Sheet helps to guide students through the process of analyzing someone else's writing while accepting feedback on the quality of their own.

Click on the image above to see how I use this tool in a writing workshop setting and get a FREE copy for yourself.   Of course, you can also simply click {HERE} to get your FREE copy and run with it!  Either way, I hope my Peer Editing Sheet is a useful resource for you and your students.


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