Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Peer Conferencing in Writing Workshop

The Two Writing Teachers had a great blog post today (August 26, 2015) on Peer Conferencing during  Writing Workshop.  The strategies shared are especially pertinent to 3-6 graders. Here is a link to the site.

One strategy that I was particularly interested in was the PQP for Peer Conferencing.  This is a sequence for partnerships to follow that includes:

P is for PRAISE  Be specific.  Tell the writer one thing s/he did well.

Q is for QUESTION  Do you have any questions after reading the piece?

P is for POLISH  Tell the writer ONE thing s/he can do to make his piece better.

The site has a sample form for students to fill out as they conference or silently share pieces with one another.  It could be easily adapted to meet the needs of any classroom or teacher.

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