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Everyday Editing / Edition 1

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by Jeff Anderson
 

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ISBN-10: 1571107096

ISBN-13: 9781571107091

Pub. Date: 10/17/2007

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

Editing is often seen as one item on a list of steps in the writing process—usually put somewhere near the end, and often completely crowded out of writer's workshop. Too many times daily editing lessons happen in a vacuum, with no relationship to what students are writing.

In Everyday Editing, Jeff Anderson asks teachers to reflect on what sort of

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Editing is often seen as one item on a list of steps in the writing process—usually put somewhere near the end, and often completely crowded out of writer's workshop. Too many times daily editing lessons happen in a vacuum, with no relationship to what students are writing.

In Everyday Editing, Jeff Anderson asks teachers to reflect on what sort of message this approach sends to students. Does it tell them that editing and revision are meaningful parts of the writing process, or just a hunt for errors with a 50/50 chance of getting it right—comma or no comma?

Instead of rehearsing errors and drilling students on what's wrong with a sentence, Jeff invites students to look carefully at their writing along with mentor texts, and to think about how punctuation, grammar, and style can be best used to hone and communicate meaning.

Written in Jeff's characteristically witty style, this refreshing and practical guide offers an overview of his approach to editing within the writing workshop as well as ten detailed sets of lessons covering everything from apostrophes to serial commas. These lessons can be used throughout the year to replace Daily Oral Language or error-based editing strategies with a more effective method for improving student writing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781571107091
Publisher:
Stenhouse Publishers
Publication date:
10/17/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
130,155
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
9 - 13 Years

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Everyday Editing / Edition 1 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
JMTJTC More than 1 year ago
"Many writers say they learned a lot about writing from reading." Genre: Education and Teaching. Number of Pages: 176. Wow, this book was incredible! It is an amazing resource for any grade level English teacher (yes, even college) to teach students how to learn to refine and edit their own writing. I even learned a few new thinks about grammar. It starts off with pedagogy for a classroom where students learn to not hate grammar and editing. The point is to provide valuable learning experiences so that the students learn grammar through application, not drills and lectures. Most of the lessons in this book involve exploring mentor texts (quality writing) and dissecting why it is successful. That allows the students to understand why something works in a sentence, rather than only pointing out what is wrong. The mentor texts in this book are incredible and make this book invaluable. The author just saved every teacher a million hours in work searching for the perfect sentences to match each lesson! They all are easy for students to imitate, they model effective writing, and connect to the students’ schema. After the first few chapters, this book provides many lessons that follow a similar format, which got to be a bit repetitive after a while, but it is great if you are jumping around and only reading the chapters that pertain to your course. I think it is still beneficial to read the book all the way through to pick and choose which ideas will work for you and your class. There are ten sets of lessons based on a specific grammar topic: serial comma, colons, capitalization, apostrophes, simple sentences, verb choice, appositives, paragraphs, compound sentences, and dialogue. Each lesson contains seven parts to get the students engaged. They include invitations to: notice, imitate, celebrate, write, revise, combine, and edit. I think that these parts could easily be made into mini-lessons so that you are just spending a few minutes a day working on grammar. To read the rest of my review, go here: http://judgingmorethanjustthecover.blogspot.com/2016/02/everyday-editing-jeff-anderson.html