Editing and proofreading tips

WriteShop I and II include lesson-specific checklists for both student and parent/teacher. But even the most ideal checklist or rubric can become a mindless exercise in marking off boxes and saying, “Done!” with very little thought invested.

I came across a small but mighty web page at Literacy Education Online (LEO). It offers simple strategies for editing and proofreading a paper, and will make your composition checklists all the more effective. Give it a try!

LEO Strategies for Editing and Proofreading

Kids can create amazing worlds with these Fantasy & Fairy Tales StoryBuilders Writing Prompt Cards!

Fantasy & Fairy Tales StoryBuilders

Printable Writing Prompt Cards

192 printable writing prompt cards start kids off with the basic elements of a story—character, character trait, setting, and plot. Even your most reluctant student will beg for StoryBuilders! 

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