Reflection: Real World Applications Writing Our Sloppy Copies and Peer Editing - Section 3: Finishing Sloppy Copies and Peer Editing


I caught myself leading the students too much in the video.  One of my really bright students just kept reading and blew by a mistake.  I said, "stop" and the minute I said that, he caught the mistake.  I am still grappling with how much support to give my students with peer editing.  Sometimes its hard as a teacher to let them just gloss over mistakes when reading their peer's work.

Peer editing is a real world application.  I think of my students in years to come, and how they will have to read a peer's work and offer feedback on the work.  I know their grammar and reading skills are at a beginning level and they won't catch many mistakes in first grade.  But those skills will develop over time.  If I can show students how to be kind as they offer feedback and show each other how to fix mistakes without hurting their peer's feelings, then I think that in future years my students will be able to edit a peer's work and really help that peer to improve their writing.  I am offering opportunities to them now and it's always a learning process for both my students and myself.

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Writing Our Sloppy Copies and Peer Editing

Unit 4: Analyzing Author's Craft and Expository Writing on Crabs
Lesson 5 of 6

Objective: SWBAT write a sloppy copy using their flow map and then help a peer to edit their writing.

Big Idea: Students transfer their writing from their flow map and then help a partner to reread for meaning and check for mistakes

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