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Give a mini-lesson on editing practices that authors use to ensure they have edited their work, including re-reading, reading the piece aloud, and having someone else read the piece to you.
Pair students and have them read each other’s work aloud so the author can hear the words they have written and self-edit. The purpose here is often the author’s eyes will read what they meant to write when re-reading, but another person can help them access exactly what is on the page.
Conduct shared group editing to train students in the diligence necessary to edit. Project a student’s draft and, going line by line, have students find and correct any errors present. In choosing a draft, it's a great practice to use one that reflects errors typical in your class to ensure students all learn from the shared experience
After reviewing drafts, differentiate by giving each student three or four specific things to look for and correct in their draft such as run-on sentences, word choice, sentence variety, or correct subject-verb agreement.
After reviewing drafts, offer a specific set of mini-lessons based on student need. These mini-lessons can then become part of the expectations for revising.
Grammar Edit Sheet
- Using STAR to Edit Writing: http://writing.umn.edu/mwp/summer/2010/2010%20images/2010%20demos/sandbergS.pdf http://www.lausd.k12.ca.us/District_8/options/ws/PeerEditingGroups.doc
- Peer Editing Groups: Read Around Groups: www.lausd.k12.ca.us/District_8/options/ws/PeerEditingGroups.doc