After students have completed a writing assignment or practice writing test, students benefit from reading and rating each others' writing.
I take up all of the writings (with no names) and then pass out the same papers to students. (Each student gets a story that someone else wrote.) Each paper is assigned a number which I record so that eventually each student gets his/her paper back plus 3 or 4 rating cards.
Students read and rate the writing assignment/practice writing test then write comments. I give students a comments suggestion paper which includes compliments and improvement ideas.
Students get new papers to rate when finished with the first one. I usually have students rate 3 or 4 papers in one class.
I put numbered index cards on the floor with a 1 through the total number of papers to represent the numbers on each writing, such as 1 - 28. Students then put their 3 or 4 rating cards by the number of the writing assignment. These cards are then stapled to their respective writing assignments.
So, if my story is #7, then I have four cards stapled to my story. I can now read the compliments and suggestions for improvements that my peers wrote. I can also see the total score given by each rater.
My students have enjoyed rating others papers and looking at the rating cards for their own stories.