First it helps to set expectations. The bunnies and I brainstormed together the jobs of the writer and the editor during the peer conferencing process. Here's what we came up with:
We practiced whole-group and we also practiced in partners. Students worked with their partners to read the stories and edit them. I also think they can be involved in the revision process, so I added a section to my Editing Checklist where the editor tells one thing they like about the story and one suggestion to make it better. Here we are in action!
Here's the Editing Checklist we're using. Click on it if you want your own FREE copy!! :)