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13 Revision

  1. 1. #13 Revision How do writers decide to what and how to revise? How do we help students learn to revise?
  2. 2. #1. Some part is good <ul><li>The writer decides there is some good in the piece </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Positive feedback from other students or the teacher can help motivate the student to revise to make it better. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>If nothing is good, then it goes into the trash. </li></ul>
  3. 3. #2 It can be made better <ul><li>The writer must believe the writing can be better. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Give distance from the piece </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Small group or whole group feedback to help writer see potential </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. #3 Reason to make better <ul><li>The writer has some reason to make it better </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Suggest students find another place to make the essay begin. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pick a critical point and have the opposite happen. May give more insight about a character. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add four action verbs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add 3 sensory details </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. #4 A plan to make it better <ul><li>The writer has some plan for figuring out how to make it better. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers have to provide techniques of revision because simply telling student to do it, won’t work. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. In conclusion…. <ul><li>When writers know that they have written something of value and believe it can be better, then they are ready to embrace revision. It is our job to teach this. </li></ul>

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