This resource has the the potential to be used throughout the school year to promote positive, productive student writing conferences. This resource can be used with any form of narrative writing [short stories, memoirs, etc.], and teachers can easily add to the resource to tailor it to individual classroom needs.
The resource provides a basic guide for the peer conferencing process, but provides students with significant opportunities to take ownership over the process. Furthermore, it requires students to internalize the feedback they've received by creating writing goals in a "Plan of Action."
Guide for Use:
1. Students should always be their first editors; therefore, students should read their own writing and complete the first page. The notes they record will help them throughout the revision process.
2. Then, students should pass their writing and form to another writer in the class. This handout works well with established writing partners/editors. The peer editor should use the guide to provide supportive, meaningful feedback to the writer.
3. The writer then uses his/her notes and his/her editor's notes to create a plan of action and future writing goals.