Middle School1 more
English Language Arts

Peer Pressure - Positive Peer Critique Strategies that Work

Peer editing is a wonderful classroom activity…in theory. Unfortunately, students don't tend to take it seriously or take it too seriously and offer nothing but harsh criticism of their peers' work. This collection offers a number of workshops, handouts, and classroom activities to ensure each student has a positive peer critique experience.
A Collection By Megan McClure
  • 5 Collection Items
  • 5 Collection Items
  • Discussion
Peer Pressure - Positive Peer Critique Strategies that Work
  • Megan McClure says:
    Peer Review and Writing Workshops is a wonderful resource when utilizing peer revision in the classroom. The website offers instructions on conducting a peer edit workshop, as well as provides handouts ranging from the less detailed to the more complex, depending on your student make-up and their writing needs.
  • Megan McClure says:
    This activity is intended specifically for critiquing students' creative writing, namely a short story. Short and sweet, this .pdf provides three items to comment on when reading a students' work and also gives brief instructions on what to look for in a creative piece during a Short Story Peer Review Workshop.
  • Megan McClure says:
    ReadWriteThink provides a great handout students can use to not only peer edit but to self-edit, as well.
  • Megan McClure says:
    Here is another great checklist to use when conducting peer edits, albeit this one is a bit more detailed than the other checklist provided in this collection. I have used this list too much success during a Screenwriting Peer Review Workshop.
  • Megan McClure says:
    Watch a peer conference in action as Middle School ELA teacher Aaron Allen talks his students through the review and editing process of the personal narratives they have written.
BloomBoard SparkOther Cross-Curricular
BloomBoard Asks:What strategies have you used to encourage positive peer critiques in your classroom?