Expect Students to Edit a First Draft

Expect Students to Edit a First Draft

When self-editing a piece immediately after writing it, it is difficult to find errors and omissions. Because the ideas are still so fresh in the writer’s mind, it’s easy to overlook punctuation mistakes, misspellings, and wrong words. Teach Check &...
Hold Editing Games to Boost Student Interest

Hold Editing Games to Boost Student Interest

Getting students excited about editing can be a challenge. Meghan Connelly, sixth grade teacher at Mercer Elementary (Cincinnati, OH) found a way to combine current cultural relevance with conventions. When The Hunger Games movie debuted, Meghan combined her...