I seriously dread when I see those little clips move to the revising step of the Writing Process....aaaaahhhh!!! Because let's be honest. We all know what happens next. Maybe students re-read their writing - maybe not. Maybe they do some things...cross out a word, add a word... But they don't really revise, do they?
AND then, what do they do? They move their clip to the editing step and then, almost immediately to the final draft!
So how do we teach revising and editing skills to mastery? How do we assess student independent application of the skills? And after they become master revisors and editors, how do we hold them accountable for usage?
We use MULTI-SENSORY checklists!
Editing and revising checklists help students...
-evaluate specific features of their writing and academic learning
-increase self-awareness of writing conventions
-keep the pen in the writer’s hand
Visuals and mnemonic devices support...
-multi-sensory needs which...
--help commit learning to memory!!!
So get checking!!
~By Miss Rae