ERIC Number: ED402615
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Helping Students Revise Their Writing: Practical Strategies, Models, and Mini-Lessons That Motivate Students To Become Better Writers. Grades 2-6.
Noting that revising is the hardest part of the writing process for children, this book offers practical strategies to effectively motivate students and to help them build the skills to revise their own work. The book suggests that children in grades 2 and above can handle revision if they are taught the skills that enable them to do it and if revision is presented to them as a process of developing--rather than correcting--writing. Chapters in the book are (1) The Writing Process: An Overview; (2) Create a Supportive Environment; (3) Start with the Conference; (4) Teach How to Revise; (5) Compare Models of Revision; (6) A Selection of Mini-Lessons for Revision; (7) Use Fun Strategies to Get Kids to Revise; (8) When and How to Polish and Edit; (9) Portfolios That Record and Celebrate the Revision Process; and (10) My Reflections. An appendix provides revision charts and worksheets. Contains 11 references. (RS)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Editing, Elementary Education, Lesson Plans, Models, Portfolios (Background Materials), Process Approach (Writing), Revision (Written Composition), Student Motivation, Writing Improvement, Writing Skills
Scholastic, Inc., 2931 East McCarty Street, Jefferson City, MO 65102 ($12.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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