Tennessee Curriculum Center

Peer Review Writing Conferences

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About This Resource

This website gives specific examples of effective and ineffective comments for a peer review writing conference.

Connections to Standards

Peer Conferencing is a crucial part of the writer's workshop, but it is often difficult to effectively illustrate appropriate and inappropriate ways in which that conference should be handled. This web resource describes in kid language comments that are effective and ineffective for discussing a peer's writing in a conference. It also includes several writing samples for class-wide discussion that will provide a model for kid conferencing.

Alignment to Standards

Know and apply the steps of the writing process: prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, evaluating, and publishing.
With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing.
With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing.
With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.