Enticing Kids to Revise, Revise, Revise

“I’m done!”

“I like it just the way it is.”

“I tried that already.”

“Meh. No thanks.”

Ever heard kids saying these things when asked about revising? One of the biggest challenges you might face in writing workshop is this: getting kids to see the power and purpose of revision.

Here are a few tips for helping kids understand how important and rewarding revision can be, organized by writing process phases. Click on the image for a larger view.





PS Stay tuned for a future post on revision when using digital devices… In the meantime, please share your thoughts in the comments section!