Peer editing provides students with a way to learn from other students' skills. However, it can prove challenging for students to do and teachers to implement successfully.
Students often only find the punctuation and spelling errors, missing issues in format, evidence, support, and analysis. This Station Rotation activity is a student-centered lesson that guides student groups through the process of editing peer essays effectively. Students gain insight into their own writing by using peer essays as mentor texts in collaborative group stations. Station Rotation gives students the opportunity to get out of their seats and move. At the end of the activity, students reflect on what they've learned and how they can improve in their own writing.
This lesson comes with a link to an editable Google Slide presentation that includes printable slides for each station, a link to a YouTube timer that can be projected while students work, a 3-2-1 Reflection slide, a printable Essay Grading Rubric slide, and slides with instructions for both the teacher and students.