Narrative Writing Peer Editing Sheet

Author of Essay: ________________________ Reviewer: ________________________________
Directions: Review the essay in front of you. Complete each section as your review the essay.
Introduction:
1. Did the writing piece include the following:
______ A Hook? Give one suggestion for a better hook (intro to essay):
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______ A Thesis? Rewrite thesis: _________________________________________________________
2. Is the Thesis at the end of the paragraph? _________
3. Is the paragraph the appropriate length (paragraph should be no less than 3 sentences)? _________
First Body Paragraph:
1. Did the writing piece include the following:
_______ Topic Sentence
Rewrite topic sentence:
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_______ Three to four supporting details that reinforce the topic sentence
_______ The writer effectively showed the reader what happened instead of just telling them
2. Did your peer include at least two transitional words/phrases? _________
3. Did your peer include five to seven sentences? __________
Second Body Paragraph:
1. Did the writing piece include the following:
_______ Topic Sentence
Rewrite topic sentence:
________________________________________________________________________
_______ Three to four supporting details that reinforce the topic sentence
_______ The writer effectively showed the reader what happened instead of just telling them
2. Did your peer include at least two transitional words/phrases? _________
3. Did your peer include five to seven sentences? __________
Third Body Paragraph:
1. Did the writing piece include the following:
_______ Topic Sentence
Rewrite topic sentence:
________________________________________________________________________
_______ Three to four supporting details that reinforce the topic sentence
_______ The writer effectively showed the reader what happened instead of just telling them
2. Did your peer include at least two transitional words/phrases? _________
3. Did your peer include five to seven sentences? __________
Conclusion:
1. Does the concluding paragraph restate the following:
________ Hook
________ Re-State Thesis
________ Include a final thought, or a so what for readers to ponder?
Grammar:
1. Does this writing piece have any spelling mistakes? If so, make the corrections.
2. Does this writing piece have any punctuation mistakes? If so, make the corrections.
3. Does this writing piece have any contractions? If so, make the corrections.
Final Thoughts:
Was the writing piece effective? Did you feel as though the author effectively told their story? Why or
why not? In what ways could the author have more effectively told their story?
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