This is the process in which a fifth graders' peers and teachers edit
the finished draft of a poem.
The fifth graders were to exchange papers with a peer and discuss it, or bring it to a nearby teacher or teacher's aide to read. Once the copies were edited, the poem was returned to the student and was self-edited. Self-editing means the fifth grader looks over the poem with its corrections and compares it with the unedited poem. The writer then rewrote the poem with the corrections and made sure it was appropriate for the occasion. This process taught the students the basics in the writing rubric, which they will learn more about next year. This also prepares them for sixth grade.
When the final written copy was finished, the papers were typed and sent to the author. You will learn more about this on the next page. Click on the link below to see how the final process was completed.