Getting kids to write can be tough enough, but getting them to revise can be darn near impossible. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Revision can be painless and fun even. By implementing critique groups (aka peer feedback groups), students learn to trust their gut instincts as readers and are encouraged to voice their concerns or suggestions in a diplomatic way. Peer feedback is so important that it’s even one of the Common Core writing standards.
So if you're ready to begin implementing critique groups in your classroom, but need help figuring out how to manage everything, this resource is perfect for you. Appropriate for upper elementary or middle school teachers, this resource includes:
• Suggestions on critique group management
• Feedback sentence frames suitable for use in interactive notebooks or writer’s journals
• Workshop etiquette
• Student handouts on: How To Give Feedback and How To Receive Feedback
• Nine reproducible, black-line-masters for self and peer evaluation/reflection
NOTE: This resource is appropriate for narrative, expository, and persuasive writing styles.