Reflection: Real World Applications Proofreading and Editing Day 2 of 2 - Section 4: Closure


This is a moment when theory meets reality. Second graders are at the BEGINNING of learning the editing and proofreading process. Modeling is necessary, and the logistics of word processing is really beyond them. However, seeing the product emerge, and being involved in the process develops the understanding of how writing is a process and is on a continuum from idea to publication. I talked about professional editors at publishing houses, and that the authors didn't do every last fix-up. The students agreed that it would be okay if I did the final typing. 


I am very serene about this decision. I want my students to have a successful experience. Doing the final edit and typing does not detract from that. 

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Proofreading and Editing Day 2 of 2

Unit 2: I Am A Biographer
Lesson 9 of 9

Objective: SWBAT proofread their own, and others’ writing to correct punctuation, capitalization and spelling errors.

Big Idea: Anything that will be viewed by an audience needs to be clear and part of clarity is proper spelling, grammar and punctuation.

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