I made this exercise for in-class peer editing. I’ve run peer editing several different ways over the years, often giving the kids way too big of a list to digest or giving them too much time with too little direction. I decided to try a peer editing paper pass with small focuses each pass (time the paper is passed to a new student) and it seems to benefit students much more than my other methods have panned out! This activity includes 1) Pages to display on the SMART board, make posters out of, or display on a LCD projector or doc cam during the activity; 2) A Peer Editing sheet that accompanies the paper as it travels to six different students; 3) A Non Fiction Personal Narrative Analysis student sheet that kids can use to analyze their own papers or another student’s. Parents can fill this out as well. 4) I’m also including the Narrative Non Fiction Grading Rubric that we use in the 7th grade at my school. Feel free to use it in its entirety or use it to create your own grading rubric. We chose not to include descriptors for the line-items, however we do add them on some of our writing rubrics for other genres.
This activity has worked well in my classroom, and I hope it works well for you, too!
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Michelle in Minnesota (Happy in the Middle)