Having students do peer editing can be exhausting and usually result in 1 or 2 marks on the whole page after an entire class period of edits, leaving nothing for the original author to work with.
This year, I decided to create differentiated peer edit groups with specific focus points (spelling, MLA, etc.)
At first, I was unsure this would be successful, but after getting through 1 round, students took off with it, and were giving productive and helpful criticism without asking me to check every little mark. They began asking peers for insight and collaboratively guiding each other through the edits.
I was beyond excited to see how successful this was, and I had to share it with you all!
This resource includes:
- Prep-work and set-up instruction
- A how-to when introducing this to the students
- Cover art for folders
- Instructions for each group
- Check lists/ peer edit checker sheets for each group
- Note taker page for voting and reflection
- Superlatives (silly and normal)
- Superlative award certificates