ERIC Number: ED479069
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
Excellence in Elementary Editing.
Mullen, Michael P.
This study explores ways of helping fifth grade students edit their work appropriately for their grade level. The use of Daily Oral Language, grammar worksheets, or the reliance on the teacher to edit were eliminated. Instead, more direction for students was provided through the use of checklists, peer editing, and word processing on a computer. The students were also told to focus on writing for an authentic audience. At the conclusion of this 6-week action research, students were more successful in their editing. The new editing strategies greatly improved the accuracy of the students' editing. Includes a timeline; a nine-item bibliography; and eight references. Several self-editing and peer-editing worksheets are appended. (Author/PM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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