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The word re-vision means to “look again.” When revising a piece of writing, what are some things to look for?
- Lesson Plan “Collaborative Stories 2: Revising”—Using a collaborative story written by students, the teacher leads a shared-revising activity to help students consider content when revising, with students participating in the marking of text revisions.
- Lesson Plan “Prompting Revision through Modeling and Written Conversations”—Students create a checklist outlining what effective writers do, revise his or her own writing, and engage in a written conversation to help peers with the revision process.
- Lesson Plan “Reciprocal Revision: Making Peer Feedback Meaningful”—Interpreting art is a subjective process. In this lesson, students write written responses analyzing a work of art and use feedback from their peers to revise or confirm their initial responses.
- Lesson Plan “Writing for Audience: The Revision Process in The Diary of Anne Frank”—After reading or viewing The Diary of Anne Frank, students will make connections between audience and purpose and revise a journal entry with an outside audience in mind.
- Lesson Plan “Once Upon a Fairy Tale: Teaching Revision as a Concept”—Students use fractured fairy tales to practice revision and editing as separate activities when they write their own versions of fairy tales.
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