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Revision and Editing Process
Googledocs have become a standard form of communication through word processing. In this instructional activity, explore the use the feature "track changes" in Microsoft Word in order to revise paragraphs in pieces of writing. Pupils look for ways to improve word choice, organization, and logic in the writing.
4th - 8th Language Arts 18 Views 66 Downloads
Revising Your Draft
Revising, as opposed to editing, is the focus of a presentation that details this essential part of the writing process. The author of this PowerPoint suggests outlining the draft to determine if all the necessary elements are included and if these elements are presented in a logical fashion.
11th - Higher Ed Language Arts 10 Views 28 Downloads
VoiceThread For Collaborative Revision
All good writers have to revise their work. This activity provides a motivating way to learn about the revision process, and shine a spotlight on their own stories. Even though the main focus involves using VoiceThread for revision, a teacher could use another type of online program to achieve the same goal.
5th Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
Language Arts: Revision and Peer Editing
Students are able to evaluate their peers' essays to determine clarity, completeness, and persuasiveness. They are able to revise their own essays for greater clarity and fluency, adding explanation where needed and cutting extraneous information where appropriate.
9th - 12th Language Arts 12 Views 17 Downloads
Revising Checklist 1
Eliminate basic errors in spelling and mechanics with a quick checklist for proofreading written work. Individuals or partners mark off each of the five points on the list, looking for correct capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and indentation.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Revise and Explain Evidence
Let's get to the point. The final lesson in this persuasive writing series helps learners revise their essays by clarifying how supporting details prove their theses. This activity would best be completed in pairs, allowing peer feedback to guide the revision process.
6 mins 3rd - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Revise Thinking Based on New Details and Information
Bring a unit on mindful reading to your unit on Walter Dean Myers's Monster. A short video guides middle schoolers through the process of revising their thinking as they discover new events and details throughout the novel. The example in the video is from Monster, but you could use these strategies for any novel or short story.
4 mins 7th - 9th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Designed
Highlighting Revisions, Glossing Changes
Editors discover how to use highlighters and sticky notes in the revision process and complete the process by conducting a self-assessment. Although this resource focuses on peer preview, the suggestions for teacher response are particularly valuable.
10th Language Arts 4 Views 6 Downloads
Revision Techniques for Writing
How can you help your class improve their writing? Start by showing a student example on the overhead. Read through the paragraph in a think-aloud format, commenting on areas that need improvement. Then, as a class, work together to make these corrections.
4th - 9th Language Arts 6 Views 129 Downloads
Investigations: Langston Hughes and Revision
Students discover how to improve their writing through the revision process. In this narrative writing lesson, students view examples of Langston Hughes' poem "Ballad of Booker T." and note the changes that were made to his original draft. Students discuss how to improve their own poems and work with a partner on revisions.
5th - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 20 Downloads
Students, through a series of 4 lessons, explore what it means to revise their written work. They revise a bland story together and then practice revising their own papers by identifying the main action and "exploding" that moment into a more detailed description.
4th - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 40 Downloads
Revising Roller Coaster
Students create a roller coaster tracking chart to assist with the writing process. In this revising roller coaster lesson, students design a small vehicle using an index card to use on the teacher made construction paper roller coaster which includes items teacher would like students to address in their rough draft prior to publishing (title, hook, metaphors, etc).
4th - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
Peer Editing and Revising
Sixth graders explore language arts by revising essays. In this writing process lesson, 6th graders discuss the importance of editing their writing in order to create the best possible draft. Students write a 5 paragraph essay which a classmate edits in order for the student to make proper revisions based upon a lesson rubric.
6th Language Arts 3 Views 37 Downloads