Your students need feedback on their writing assignments right? This writing workshop allows your students to receive peer feedback on any writing assignment. In my classes I do "Workshop Wednesday" every Wednesday when I am teaching my unit on essay writing. Kids respond well to the three methods that I have developed: Bless, Press, and Address.
I also did not let students choose their partner, I picked partners that would benefit each others writing. This workshop can be used with 2, 3, or 4 person groups. Any number larger might cause confusion.