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Rainbow Self-Editing


Rainbow Peer-Editing





    • Paragraphs YELLOW- Number the paragraphs. Are there at least 5 paragraphs? Identify each paragraph. (Example: Introduction, Body Paragraph 1, Body Paragraph 2, Body Paragraph 3, Conclusion)

    • CapitalizationRED- Does each sentence begin with a capital letter? Do all proper nouns have capital letters? Are any letters capitalized that shouldn’t be?

    • PunctuationRED- Are all periods and commas used correctly? Are all quotations punctuated correctly? Did they use the correct punctuation for each of the types of sentences?

    • Grammar & Usage/Correct SpellingGREEN- Circle any misspelled words. Are all the words spelled correctly? Make sure they haven’t used a homophone (their, there, they’re)

Rainbow Editing





Author of Paper: Name of Editor:
Instructions:

  1. Write your name + Editor on the paper.

  2. Read through your partner’s essay one time to get an idea of what they are trying to say.

  3. Get 8 different color pens, markers, pencils, etc.

  4. Read through your partner’s essay again, this time read through following the directions below. Use a different color to check for each of the following:



    • Thesis StatementRED- highlight the thesis statement in this essay.




    • Paragraphs YELLOW- Number the paragraphs. Are there at least 5 paragraphs? Is there an introduction and a conclusion? Do these paragraphs follow the thesis statement? Identify each paragraph. (Example: Introduction, Body Paragraph 1, Body Paragraph 2, Body Paragraph 3, Conclusion)




    • CapitalizationPINK- does each sentence begin with a capital letter? Do all proper nouns have capital letters? Are any letters capitalized that shouldn’t be?




    • PunctuationBLUE- are all periods and commas used correctly? Are all quotations punctuated correctly? Did they use the correct punctuation for each of the types of sentences?




    • Grammar & Usage/Correct SpellingGREEN- Circle any misspelled words. Are all the words spelled correctly? Make sure they haven’t used a homophone (their, there, they’re, etc.)




    • Word ChoiceORANGE- Highlight ALL descriptive words. Did they use a variety of adjectives or just a limited vocabulary? (rice cake (boring) words: a lot, great, fun, good, etc.)




    • Sentences & Paragraphs/Word VarietyRED- Circle the first word in each sentence. Do the sentences start with the same word? Do sentences begin with different words?




    • Organization BLACK- Do all sentences belong in this essay? Cross out any word or sentence that should be omitted because it does NOT belong. Everything written should be an extension of the THESIS STATEMENT.


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