Things to Say in Writing Groups or Peer Conferences


1. Be polite. Say things that won't hurt anyone's feelings.

  • I like...
  • I got confused when...
  • Tell me more about...
  • Your writing reminds me of...
  • My favorite part is...
  • Could you try to...


2. These are important things to say about someone's writing:

Leads Beginning-Middle-End Descriptive words Details Dialogue Excitement
Lots of Facts Organization Setting Comparisons Sound words Metaphors
Voice Sequence Viewpoint Vivid verbs Mind pictures