Eager for an Editor?
Do your students ask you why they have to write a final copy? I have created my version of a literature circle that focuses on student writing! My goal in using an author's circle in the classroom is to allow students to work through a piece of writing with their peers using the 6 traits of writing. Although there are 6 jobs, I only allow 3 students per author's circle. Each student has 2 jobs. Students take turns reading their draft to their circle. Discussions, editing, and revision of the piece take place during the author's circle. I hope you find this a helpful writing tool! You can never have too many tools in your toolbox!