Lesson Plan

Polishing Student Writing with Peer Editing

With this lesson you can teach students to be peer editors. Students will sharpen their writing skills by learning to provide pointed feedback to their peers in the form of compliments, suggestions and corrections.
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Learning Objectives

  • Students will practice editing a piece of writing, using the CSC model (Compliments, Suggestions, Corrections).


(5 minutes)
Peer Editing of Student Writing
  • Select a handful of students to stand in the front of the room in a line. Play a quick game of telephone using a longer sentence or possibly two sentences.
  • Explain that like the game of telephone, the purpose of writing is to effectively communicate a message or idea from one person to another, and many times our message does not get interpreted the way we intended.
  • One way to make sure that your writing is being understood by the reader is to have others read it and offer feedback - that is called peer editing.