Editing your partner's work is supposed to be such a valuable part of the writer's workshop. Year after year, I see my students rush through editing without doing a thorough, or even thoughtful, job.
So, I created this guide to help them understand what it truly means to be a writing partner and to help your writing partner improve his or her writing pieces.
This document is available in both color and black-n-white.
- The writing partner's pledge
- Editing Checklist
- Tips and grading sheet
- Writing partner's questionnaire
- 6 pages in color
- 6 pages in black and white
My students are becoming editing pros because of this document and I am seeing lots of improvement in their writing. They have learned the "Golden Rule of Editing": If you are a good writing partner, your partner will return the favor to you!
I hope these writing partner editing documents are as valuable to you and your students as they are to mine.