Take Five If you haven’t had success with peer editing and revising strategies in the past, give this one a try:

• First, a peer editor/reviser will count the number of words in the first five sentences of another student’s paragraph and record those numbers above each finger.

• Next, the first word of each sentence will be listed inside each finger.

• Then, a short reflection will be added to the palm of the hand.

 Take 5 pic

As you can see, a quick glance at the completed Take Five task sheet will show the student author that a sentence or two should be revised since three of the five sentences start with the same word.

The student author may consider shortening one or two sentences in order to add a little sentence variety to the piece as well.

It’s as easy as that.

This handy, multi-purpose, formative assessment tool also serves double duty by providing teachers with a visual springboard to use during writing conferences.

Download the free 10-page Take Five freebee here.

Check out 300+ free writing lessons on Pinterest.

Until next time…stay committed…teach with passion…and inspire students with who you are.

To find more resources for ELA teachers only, visit www.ELAseminars.com.

Share Point: Do you have a favorite revising and editing strategy? Please share!

Signature

Advertisements