Creating 6-Trait Revisers and Editors for Grade 7: 30 Revision and Editing Lessons

Creating 6-Trait Revisers and Editors for Grade 7: 30 Revision and Editing Lessons

by Vicki Spandel
     
 

ISBN-10: 020558098X

ISBN-13: 9780205580989

Pub. Date: 10/24/2008

Publisher: Pearson

Challenge students to be daring, creative, and confident revisers and editors with the help of writing expert Vicki Spandel!

Based on its highly successful parent texts, Creating Writers and Creating Young Writers, this new grade-level series Creating 6-Trait Revisers and Editors offers teachers a fresh, multi-level lesson series

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Overview

Challenge students to be daring, creative, and confident revisers and editors with the help of writing expert Vicki Spandel!

Based on its highly successful parent texts, Creating Writers and Creating Young Writers, this new grade-level series Creating 6-Trait Revisers and Editors offers teachers a fresh, multi-level lesson series written for the second grade through eighth grade classroom. Vicki Spandel presents classroom teachers with effective tools for strengthening revision and editing skills—thereby increasing the power of writing process. These focused lessons allow students to experience dramatically heightened success as revisers--something many have never known. Each research-based volume includes a wealth of interactive lessons based on samples of problematic writing that students revise or edit in teams, with a follow-up coaching discussion led by the teacher. Clear illustrations and step-by-step instructions for each lesson help teachers know precisely what writing skill to focus on—how to introduce it, present it, and reinforce it in students’ own writing.

Unlike most writing lessons, Creating 6-Trait Revisers and Editors shows revision in action. Students practice revision and editing skills on texts other than their own--in groups, individually, and with partners. A goldmine of focused revision opportunities helps students build skills gradually and systematically, using their knowledge of the six traits. A focused approach ensures that the content of each lesson is manageable.

Vicki skillfully incorporates strategies, ideas, and samples from literature so that even teachers who have previously felt timid about modeling writing and revision will gain the confidence they need to jump right in and lead students in effectively taking control of their own writing process.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205580989
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
10/24/2008
Series:
Creating 6-Trait Revisers and Editors Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Welcome 1

Why do we need to teach revision differently? 2

What if I have never worked with the traits before? 2

The 6 Traits in a Nutshell 3

How are the lessons organized? 4

Specific Lesson Format and Timeliness 5

What if our changes do not agree with the suggested text? 7

How do these lessons fit into a writing workshop? 8

What can I do to make these lessons more effective? 8

Checklists: Creating Revisers and Editors, Grade 7 11

Student Writing Guide, Grade 7 15

Bibliography: List of Books Referenced for Grade 7 Lessons Set 18

Lessons for Grade 7 20

1 Revising by Showing 21

2 Using Semicolons to Link Ideas 32

3 Revising by Making a Scene 36

4 Using Semicolons in a Series 47

5 Revising Beyond the List 52

6 It's a Set-Up: Using Colons 64

7 Revising with Consequences 68

8 Putting It Together (Editing Lessons 2, 4, and 6) 79

9 Revising to Connect Ideas 83

10 Going for the Right Tense 94

11 Revising Under Pressure 98

12 Which Person Is on Deck? 109

13 Revising for the "Watcher" 114

14 Think It - But Don't Write It 125

15 Revising to Go Over the Top 129

16 Putting It All Together (Editing Lessons 10, 12, and 14) 140

17 Revising the Persuasive Voice 143

18 Putting Modifiers in Their Place 154

19 Revising to Define a Word 158

20 To Capitalize or Not 170

21 Revising in Stages 175

22 More on Capitals 190

23 Revising for Accuracy 194

24 Putting It All Together (Editing Lessons 18, 20, and 22) 205

25 Revising to Break Old Habits 209

26 The Small Stuff 221

27 Revising the Set-Up 225

28 Presentation 237

29 Revising with Multiple Strategies 242

30 Editing Wrap-Up for Grade 7 254

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