Once students have completed their first draft of opinion writing, guide students through a peer review conference with this checklist! Students will reread their own work and then a partner's work, checking for punctuation, capitalization, and more.
Help students improve peer writing conferences with this reflection exercise. Students will think critically about the feedback they received, discussing the comments they found most and least helpful. Afterwards, have them share their best peer feedback!
Revision is an important skill for writers, but it can be tricky to develop. In this activity, students will practice their revision skills by adding details to make a story come to life and then rewriting their new and improved story.
It’s more fun to revise with a partner! After writing personal narratives, have students share their writing with a partner. Partners should identify at least three parts in the narrative where three descriptive details could be added.
Want students to add more pizazz to their narratives? Encourage them to use descriptive details! Have students read over their writing and identify how many adjectives they used. Then challenge them to add in at least five more adjectives.
Finished with the first draft of informational writing? Let this handy checklist guide students through a peer review conference! Students will check for correct punctuation, capitalization, complete sentences, and staying on topic.
Students will have the opportunity to fine-tune their writing by adding, deleting, or reworking content in their informational essay drafts. They’ll use a checklist to guide this critical step in the writing process.
Help students learn about descriptive writing with this engaging lesson. Your class will learn to show character emotions though the “show, don’t tell” writing technique with videos, practice writing, and class participation.
Challenge students with a discussion about prepositions and conjunctions in this lesson. Your class will write a journal entry to explain the function of the prepositions and conjunctions in a specific sentence.
Equip your students to stop run-on sentences with punctuation and capitalization! In this lesson, your students will explore copyediting symbols for capitalization and punctuation and use these symbols as they edit writing.
Students will get lots of editing practice in this lesson! After reviewing basic editing symbols, students will edit provided stories and a partner’s work. Student will also learn about editing tools used in word processing.