Ok, my 6th graders are about to start their fourth essay for the year. All in all, I think the writing process we teach in my district is effective. However, I feel like the students get tripped up over the editing/revising phase. I have a revising handout for them to complete, but I feel as if they blow through it and don't really take the time to revise their rough draft. Some do but most don't. Here's what I give them: G:\Travis\WFTF\Edit&Revise\Revision Work box sheet.htm They fill in the blanks but don't change anything. As much as I'd love to read through ALL 135 revision sheets AND their rough drafts, I simply don't have the time. They do edit their own essay. I remember trading/revising, but I don't remember at what age/grade I started that. I trust some students to do a good job revising another's essay, but I have SEVERAL students that I really don't trust to revise another's essay. I know that sounds horrible, but it's true. I know many people think that if a student gets another student's essay in their hands, they're more likely to do a better job revising that essay than their own. I really don't think that's the case w/ a lot of my kids. I'm talking about the inclusion and ESL kids. Some of them are so low that they have a blank face half the time in class. It's sad. So yeah, I'm not really sure how to go about editing/revising this time around. I'd like to switch it up, but I'm not sure exactly what to do. Should I revamp that editing sheet I gave the link to? Should I have a certain handful of people be "editors?" Any suggestions?