I have found that my 7th graders are more receptive to editing and revising when I write with them. I share my own rough drafts and get feedback from the students. We make the changes together, and then move on to revise and edit their writing. They are willing to put themselves out there once they've seen that I am willing to do the same. I agree that small groups work well for this.
"They are willing to put themselves out there once they've seen that I am willing to do the same."
That's awesome! I like the idea of sharing your own drafts from them and getting feedback!
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