Incorporating a consistent peer editing model across the curriculum

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Hill, Lisa M.
The purpose of this paper is to outline a three-pronged approach to a peer editing model that can be used across multiple grades and in any subject area where one of the outcomes is student production of quality writing. The model was developed after a review of the literature revealed that improvements in written expression could be achieved via three different types of peer editing: an oral conversation between partners, written comments from an editor, or a form filled out by the editor. None of the research looked at combining all three of these, but the benefits of doing so appear to be selfevident. As well, this three-pronged model, if implemented across both the curriculum and a range of grade levels, should help reinforce in students the qualities of effective writing in a consistent, thoughtful manner.
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