• 4-Way Peer Editing Checklist: Literary Analysis

    Developed by Ms. Henderson, 7th Grade ELA

    *Initial the section you edit for the group member.




    Partner One: Introduction –_Editor: Initial Here-__________________________________________

    *Use a Green Highlighter when marking the intro:

    1. First sentence should have the poet’s name and title of the poem.

      1. Place a check mark next to those

      2. OR add them if the writer left either out.

    2. Intro paragraph should list the three literary devices discovered in the poem and then develop (elaborate on) one of them.

      1. Number 1-3 above the three literary devices.

      2. Put a check mark if the writer focused on the first literary device in the intro.

    3. Develop literary device by tying it back to the message/theme/mood of the poem:

      1. Does the writer give an example(s) of the literary device by quoting lines from the poem?_________ *If not, mark “quote lines from the poem” on their paper.

      2. Does the writer explain the quotes by relating them back to the message/theme of the poem?

      3. What else does the writer do to develop his/her intro? ________________________________________________________________

      4. What else could the writer do to develop his/her intro? ________________________________________________________________




    Partner Two: Body Paragraph –_Editor: Initial Here-_______________________________________

    *Use a Yellow Highlighter when marking the body paragraph:

    1. Does the writer have a transition to start the paragraph?

      1. Place a check mark next to those

      2. OR add one if the writer left it out.

    2. Develop 2nd literary device by tying it back to the message/theme/mood of the poem:

      1. Does the writer give an example(s) of the literary device by quoting lines from the poem?_________ *If not, mark “quote lines from the poem” on their paper.

      2. Does the writer explain the quotes by relating them back to the message/theme of the poem?

      3. What else does the writer do to develop his/her body paragraph? _______________________________________________________________

      4. What else could the writer do to develop his/her body paragraph? ________________________________________________________________

     

    Partner Three: Body Paragraph –_Editor: Initial Here-_____________________________________

    Use a Pink Highlighter when marking the conclusion:

    1. Does the writer have a transition to start the concluding paragraph?

      1. Place a check mark next to those

      2. OR add one if the writer left it out.

    1.   Develop 2nd literary device by tying it back to the message/theme/mood of the poem:

      1. Does the writer give an example(s) of the literary device by quoting lines from the poem?_________ *If not, mark “quote lines from the poem” on their paper.

      2. Does the writer explain the quotes by relating them back to the message/theme of the poem?

      3. How does the writer tie his/her intro and conclusion together? ________________________________________________________________

      4. What else does the writer do to develop his/her concluding paragraph? ________________________________________________________________

      5. What else could the writer do to develop his/her concluding paragraph? ________________________________________________________________



    Partner Four: Body Paragraph –_Editor: Initial Here-_____________________________________

    Use an Orange Highlighter when marking the following:

     

    • Highlight every period and comma. With a RED pen, add punctuation marks where they are missing.

    • Does the writer have quotation marks around each quote? If not, in a RED pen, add them.

    • Highlight the first letter  of each sentence. Is it capitalized? If not, in a RED pen, fix it.

    • Highlight any proper adjectives or proper nouns. Are they capitalized? If not, in a RED pen, fix them.

    • Can the writer combine any sentences to avoid fragments or too many simple sentences? If so, please mark them on his/her paper.

     

     

    Additional Comments:

     

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