Upper grade students love to work together and support one another!
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Newly UPDATED guide for your students to edit a peer
– spot main ideas - see student editing and writing samples – check out a sample student essay – learn writer brain facts - all while gaining new writing and editing skills.
All writer tasks here will help to transform student writers into peer-editor-whisperers!
Students gain amazing insights through supportive additions offered by their peers. Peer editors can gain new perspectives about five distinctive reader takeaways:
1). What’s the main idea?
2). What interests readers?
3). Where’s the evidence?
4). What’s a counterview? And,
5). What’s clear or what could still be clarified?
Here are further specific materials you receive to encourage student writing and revision:
Main idea writing opportunity
Main idea (student sample)
Interest writing opportunity
Interest (student sample)
Evidence writing opportunity
Evidence (student sample)
Counter view writing opportunity
Counter view (student sample)
Clarity writing opportunity
Clarity (student sample)
Favorite part of the writing
Favorite part (student sample)
Additional helpful comments
Additional comments (student sample)
Lessons learned by editing
Lessons learned (student sample)
Editing chart alternative all on one page
Brain facts that help you to write well
Sample student essay
Contact information to get more support
Further brain based materials
My own secondary and college students especially enjoy describing their favorite parts of a peer’s work,
and their comments encourage writers to clarify vague script.
An extra bonus I’ve discovered in this popular activity is that peer editors improve their own writing after simply editing another writer’s work with this brain based guide. Do let me know how your students encourage one another and grow new writing skills with this material.
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will benefit your learners and leaders as they do mine at middle, secondary, university levels and beyond.
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