Reflection: Real World Applications Inside or Out? Edit and Finalize Your Opinion Essay (Lesson 3 of 3) - Section 3: Model the Editing Process


As carefully as I think through these lessons, there is a reason I get student input on editing. When I thought I was done, one student noticed something I had not. This student found a mistake that I had made - my reasons didn't match my opinion statement!  Oops! 

Although I had purposefully made mistakes in the modeling paragraph, I did not intend to have the opinion and reasons mismatched!  However, it was a GREAT teachable moment and an opportunity to see that ALL writers make mistakes. When I edited it myself, I didn't see the mistake. However, when I used the 'purple star' and the kids edited with me, the mistake was evident.

Don't be afraid to find mistakes in front of your kids!  It's a great way to empower them to look for errors and be the 'smart' one that edits others' work.

  Real World Applications: Editing the teacher's work
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Inside or Out? Edit and Finalize Your Opinion Essay (Lesson 3 of 3)

Unit 11: Writing Opinion Essays
Lesson 4 of 4

Objective: SWBAT edit and write an opinion essay, introducing the topic, stating an opinion, supplying reasons and examples, and concluding the essay.

Big Idea: Edit, write a final draft to share your opinion about which is better: indoor or outdoor recess?

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English / Language Arts, Special Education, Writing, 2nd Grade, final draft, opinion essay, editing
  50 minutes
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