How Do I Make It Better?
Apply the Five E's in any Content Area
Teachers often wonder how they can teach their students to be reflective about their early writing to improve their message.
Use collaboration & cooperation to improve writing (21st C Skills)
From:Teaching Writing in the Middle School: Common Core and More (2013)
Add more information to show rather than tell.
Use carefully chosen examples from mentor text, personal experiences, lessoned learned in content classes.
Do some research to find believable/reliable sources that will add relevance to their writing.
"This is important because..."
Consider using the correct verb tense, concrete nouns, words that have more positive or negative connotations to create the mood.
Rearrange words, sentences, and paragraphs to make the ideas unfold smoothly, more interesting, less confusing.
Consider what the reader needs to know before making a decision. This is what makes informative writing important.
Use CONCRETE nouns.
Include SENSORY IMAGES to help the reader experience the ideas/concepts/feelings in your writing.
Remind students to R.A.C.E.