I typed up a "story" of my own. We practiced "conferencing" so the students knew how to help each other. They helped me with my piece. After offering suggestions, I let them revise it for me (on the SMART board). Then they went to revise their own writing pieces. After revising their own, some met with friends for some additional feedback before conferencing with me and moving on to editing.
Here are some student revisions and edits from December. I'll post more throughout the course of the year to see if we improve!