When peers are able to work together to plan, draft, edit, and revise during the Composition process, their writing quality improves. In collaborative writing, students gain autonomy of their writing and increase social engagement, which can stimulate Motivation. With appropriate structure, peer discussion, and feedback, collaborative writing can also improve students' Foundational Writing Skills, Vocabulary, Syntax, and Disciplinary Literacy.
Watch as these students write a story together. For this type of collaborative writing activity, groups of students write and revise a story together before sharing it with the class.
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See how Google Docs can support collaborative writing. Their features that enhance collaboration include the ability for students to comment on other's writing, track changes in suggestion mode, and have multiple people work on one document at the same time.
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