Reflection: Backwards Planning What Does Editing Really Look Like? And Why Does It Take So Long? - Section 2: Real Writers Edit


My students really liked looking at the website with Dickens' edits to A Christmas Carol; they loved analyzing his handwriting and deciphering words, but it was too hard for everyone to see on the overhead. Therefore, I am already thinking about next year. I want to use this resource in a more meaningful way. I'm not sure if I will create an at home assignment to accompany the site or if I try to get a clearer copy, but improving this section of the goal has become a goal of mine. It was fun to see them get excited about this kind of resource and I think that it could have more impact with better planning.

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What Does Editing Really Look Like? And Why Does It Take So Long?

Unit 6: Great Expectations: The Final Assessment
Lesson 6 of 7

Objective: SWBAT develop and strengthen writing as needed by revising, editing, rewriting by forcing students to edit even when they think they are finished.

Big Idea: Students think they're turning in essays. Instead they're going to learn what editing is really about.

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