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ERIC Number: EJ792023
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 5
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-1074-4762
The Express-Lane Edit: Making Editing Useful for Young Adolescents
Anderson, Jeff
Voices from the Middle, v15 n4 p40-44 May 2008
Editing is a powerful tool for writers, but are our methods of teaching it really demonstrating that power for young adolescents? The author, frustrated with students' inability to edit, blames his own approach and, beginning with a grocery store epiphany, works to develop a more effective system. Elements of his successful approach include time to celebrate what is right with writing and the incorporation of effective, research-based instruction. Anderson offers a front row seat to "the express-lane edit" in action in his sixth-grade classroom.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 6; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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