This is an organizer that I use with my students prior to a project that they do on family, friends and pets.They choose 5 different people and write their name, relation, age, a physical trait, and a personality trait. An example is provided on the organizer.
Then they choose one person to write a paragraph about. After they have written one paragraph, they trade papers with a classmate and peer-edit.
This is a word document, so you may change it to suit your class needs.