Use this simple but sweet checklist by Creative Garden as a student-friendly tool to help kids buddy edit and review/discuss each other's writing. It is also a great resource for them to use as they wait to conference with the teacher about their writing (helps them iron out a few simple mistakes before meeting with you). To use, students pair up and select roles. One is the student author and one is the editor. The editor colors in a face to "rate" their buddy author's work. Then, they answer a few questions about the student author's story and finally, they wrap it all up with a compliment of the writing. When finished, the partners may switch roles. Finally, your young author is ready for the teacher-student writing conference and/or to publish his or her masterpiece!