Argumentative Writing Peer Editing Checklist CCSS Aligned for Grades 6th-12th
The 3 peer editing checklists are very detailed (for a 5, 7, & 9 paragraph essay) created for the progressing writer. Excellent for mixed or leveled classes to give students individualized instruction. Practical and easy to understand. Students will know what is expected of them and they will have opportunities to reflect on their work.
<strong>Included in this resource:</strong>
✓ How I Use This Resource
<strong>5, 7, & 9 Paragraphs (with and without CCSS Listed)</strong>
✓ Peer Editing Checklist – Half Pages
✓ Peer Editing Checklist – Full Pages
✓ Graphics and Fonts Credit
*Peer edits for students to share and learn from each other.
*It’s a very detailed checklist.
*For a 5, 7, & 9 paragraph argumentative essay.
*Checklists are full & half page PDF format.
*Can print checklists front and back to save on paper.
*Practical and easy to understand checklist for teachers and students.
*Great for mixed or leveled classes to give students individualized instruction.
*Add CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6-12.6 by having students research the Internet and type up the essay to implement technology for a cross-curricular assignment.
*Add CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6-12.7 & W.6-12.8 by having students conduct a research project by assigning a prompt. Have them gather relevant information through printed or digital sources. Be sure to have them add a bibliography.
*6-12th Grade Common Core Aligned.
*Peer Edit Checklist: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6-8.1,W.6-8.4,W.6-8.5
<strong>The way I use this resource…</strong>
In writing, I scaffold and model information to my students. Each class is different and each year is different; therefore, I can’t do everything the same each time I teach the same subject. I start with the basic rubric and introduce 1-3 new concepts each essay. Once I introduce a concept, I hold students accountable for the concepts I taught. If it appears that the majority of the class does not understand the concept, I do not hold them accountable and I reteach the concept. I try not to stifle their creativity by focusing on spelling, capitalization, and punctuation during the first two terms of school depending on the class. I also can easily use the 6 traits of writing with the rubrics. Make sure a topic that is relevant, relatable, and the reasons are researchable is chosen.
Then I introduce the peer editing checklist. I have students pair up and exchange papers. I have clipboards students can use while they sit around the room for this activity. It’s important for you to model for the students how to peer edit. Many times students just want to be nice and not give feedback. However, this is a great opportunity for students to read each others essays and learn from each other. I try not to let the same students peer edit with each other every time in order for students to view a variety of styles over the school year. Depending on the class, I may start the school year off by requiring a 5 paragraph essay and work our way up to a 7 paragraph.