LESSON NINE: Editing
Model strategies for editing drafts. Apply editing strategies to expository writing pieces.
R1F Apply pre-reading strategies to aid comprehension
W3C Write expository text with assistance with a main idea and supporting details.
§ Sources of Literature
o Writing folders
o Sample student work
§ Handouts provided
o Find the Mistakes
o Editing Checklist
§ Words to know
o graphic organizer
Students are assessed by reviewing anecdotal records and teacher observation.
1. Review revision techniques used in the prior lesson.
2. Discuss with group why proofreading is important:
§ Your audience needs to understand what you are writing.
§ Students should be proud of their writing; it needs to be perfect.
3. Using Find the Mistakes handout, edit a paragraph.
Teacher may transfer the information on the handout to an anchor chart in the room.
4. After giving students the Editing Checklist handout, students proofread and edit their rough draft.
5. Walk around and confer with students.
6. Bring class together and discuss changes made.
7. After discussing changes made in their writing, student piece is put into final copy form for presentation.