Teaching students to edit and revise

I love teaching writing.  I hate teaching students to edit and revise!  This task can be especially challenging for reluctant writers.  In the past, I've made anchor charts, conferenced with students until I'm blue in the face, tried peer editing, etc.  You name it, I've tried it.  It wasn't until I made my Close Reading on a Ring product that I thought, "Why can't students edit and revise on a ring?"


When my students finish their rough draft, they have the option of grabbing an Editing and Revising Tool Kit.  The kit contains everything they need to edit and revise their piece.  The plastic pencil case contains eight colored pencils and a color key.


They also grab the editing and revising cards on the ring.  Each card gives students a task to complete to help them improve their story.

 When students finish flipping through the rings, their story is ready for the final copy!  Here is an example of one of the revising cards for substituting.

You can take a closer look at my Editing and Revising on a Ring product here.  I've included color and black & white cards for printing, as well as editable cards for you to add your own tasks.

3 comments:

  1. This looks amazing! I think R & E is the bane of most writing teacher's existence ! Thanks!

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