Students will have the opportunity to strengthen their informational essay drafts by correcting errors in conventions and mechanics. They’ll use a checklist to guide this critical step in the writing process.
Editing and fine-tuning a piece of written text is the focus of this informational writing lesson plan. Students will have the opportunity to strengthen their informational essay drafts by correcting errors in conventions and mechanics. Using an editing checklist and peer review to guide this critical step in the writing process, this lesson will help prepare students for the final step in the writing process: publishing their final draft.
Students will be able to make edits to their informational essay draft to eliminate errors in conventions and mechanics.
Ask students to reflect about the current status of their informational essay and determine if it is ready for publishing. Ask them to think about what else they need to do in order to fine-tune their essay prior to publishing.
Call on volunteers to share their reflections.
Review the steps of the writing process that they have completed up to this point: brainstorming/prewriting, drafting, revising. Explain that the next step in writing an effective informational essay is editing.
Emphasize that today, writers will focus on editing, which is when you take a close look at the words and sentences that you use, fixing any problems with grammar, spelling, punctuation, and sentence structure.