For our writing curriculum, we follow 6 traits instruction which ascribes to the idea that good writing is not just about conventions, but just as importantly other traits such as ideas, organization and sentence fluency. We've been using our district rubric and anchor papers to see the continuum between papers with excellent ideas and papers that have weak ideas.
After a couple days of working with other students papers and working on papers of our own, several students were ready to share their work. Cody volunteered his paper and the students looked at it carefully, finding instances where his ideas really glowed and parts that he could focus on during his revision process.
Again, I was taking pictures with my computer, so pardon the blurry, cockeyed views.