Creating 6-Trait Revisers and Editors for Grade 5: 30 Revision and Editing Lessons
Challenge students to be daring, creative, and confident revisers with the help of writing expert Vicki Spandel. Based on its highly successful parent texts, Creating Writers Through 6-Trait Writing and Creating Young Writers, this new grade-level series offers a fresh approach to strengthening revision and editing skills in grades two through eight. 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.
What’s the best way to teach fifth graders to revise and edit? With focused lessons designed especially for them. These 15 revision lessons and 15 editing lessons stress a process approach that spotlights one kind of problem at a time, making revision manageable for fifth graders at all ability levels. Clear illustrations, samples, and step-by-step instructions for each lesson show teachers precisely what writing skill to focus on–how to introduce it, present it, and reinforce it in future writing.
“I LOVE the fact that Vicki uses strong literature to teach revision skills AND includes the passages in her text. Teachers won’t have to spend time searching for the passages; they’re included. Thank you!” –Cheryl Dick, elementary teacher on special assignment, Nixa, Missouri
“Spandel’s book is set up in a manner that makes it readable, applicable, and relevant for new and “seasoned” teachers of writing.” –Karen S. Cohen, elementary educator, Friends Select School, Philadelphia, PA
Vicki Spandel has worked as a language arts teacher, editor, journalist, technical writer, and award winning video producer. Since her work developing the original, internationally recognized 6-Trait Model for writing assessment and instruction, she has served as scoring director for more than 75 state, county, and district writing assessments. Vicki is a frequent visitor in writing classrooms, providing coaching on writing, revision, and editing. Her books include Creating Writers Through 6-Trait Writing , 5e and Creating Young Writers, 2e, (Allyn & Bacon); The 9 Rights of Every Writer (Heinemann); and The Write Traits series (Great Source Education Group).