Slowing down the brainstorming part of the writing process and recognizing the emotionality of feedback has big rewards for two published authors, in addition to our young classroom writers.
Do you consider yourself to be a perfectionist? Are there students in your classroom who might be described as perfectionists?
First drafts usually contain the words anybody can write. Revision is the key to crafting writing that sounds just like you.
There's a reason for second and third editions of really great books--a writer's work is never done, and is certainly never, ever perfect.
I've been thinking about this post for a few weeks now. I've heard teachers ask students to "fix" their writing when asking them to revise. For some reason, this word -- fix -- hits me like a knife in my gut. What do they mean fix? And if the writing is so bad that it… Continue reading Correcting vs. Revising