Wordiness and Redundancy

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Objective

SWBAT express ideas concisely, recognizing and eliminating wordiness and redundancy.

Big Idea

Let’s get to the point!

Review

5 minutes

Using the "Wordiness and Redundancy" Power Point (screen 2 – 3), I began class by reviewing the definition of “wordiness” and “redundancy.”

 Reminding students that eliminating “wordiness and redundancy” is part of revising, I asked for suggestions of how it could be done.  Several students gave suggestions then we reviewed screen 4 in the power point.

Practice

15 minutes

Practicing as a class with screens 5 – 12 in the power point, we discussed the reasons why these sentences were redundant or wordy.

Application

20 minutes

Students took out their most recent piece of writing and revised focusing on redundancy and wordiness.