I am done, Now I have to edit

1. Circle the first word of every Sentence

Notice- are they all the same?


Can you make them more original?


In a different color circle the verbs?

Can you change them to be a STRONGER verb?



Writing Checklist

CHECKLIST for REVISING MY WRITING

___Do I have an interesting beginning?
___Do I have an interesting ending?

___Have I selected an appropriate genre for the project?
___Are there some repetitious parts that I could leave out?
___Are there any sentences that don’t make sense?
___Could I combine any of the sentences?
___Have I made good word choices? (strong, descriptive, precise, lively, interesting) ___Did I stay on topic?
___Do the sentences flow well?
___Are the sentences interesting and varied?
___Are important details included?
___Does the writing make sense?
___Is the writing well organized?
___Is this my best work?



SENTENCE

STRUCTURE

Building sentences Did you…

1. write sentences that express complete thoughts?

I like to play soccer. *

2. use a subject that tells what each sentence is about?

The girl ran fast.

3. use a predicate that tells about the subject of each sentence?

The children played outside.

4. check for run-on sentences? It was my birthday I had a party.

It was my birthday. I had a party.

5. check for subject-verb agreement? The boys was in school. (incorrect)

The boys were in school.


Indenting Did you indent… . at the beginning of each paragraph?



WORD USAGE Did you use the correct word…

1. knew, new I knew her. I like your new dress. *

2. know, no I know him. I have no candy. *

3. it’s, its It’s late. The dog broke its leg. *

4. right, write That’s the right answer.

I shall write a letter.

*

5. there, their, they’re I put my book there.

It is their house.

They’re outside.

*

6. through, threw He walked through the door.

She threw the ball.

*

7. weather, whether The weather is cold.

Tell me whether or not you can go.

*

8. your, you’re This is your paper.

You’re invited to our house.

*

9. to, too, two He went to the store.

You may come, too.

She has two dogs.

*

10. a lot We had a lot of fun at the park. *