Teaching EDITING

@R10 Literacy Newsletter

What is editing?

Editing Need-to-Knows

Editing typically occurs after the content has been revised.

Editing is the process of identifying and correcting errors in—

  • Capitalization
  • Punctuation
  • Sentence structure
  • Spelling
  • Grammar


How to Plan and Write a Paper: How to Edit
Editing: Sentence Types
Editing: Active and Passive Voice
Editing: Using Precise, Forceful Verbs

Peer Edit with Perfection: Effective Strategies

This lesson from ReadWriteThink.org is based on the following:

Peterson, S. (Ed.). (2003). Untangling some knots in K–8 writing instruction. Newark, DE: International Reading Association.

  • Writing and revising in the classroom often involves peer discussion, whether in a one-to-one or group setting.
  • Editing is an arduous and unwelcome task for many students; peer editing can improve students' interest in and enthusiasm for the revision stage of the writing process.

from ReadWriteThink: http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/peer-edit-with-perfection-786.html

Multiple Lesson Plan Ideas

Here the authors share resources and ideas specific to editing.

from Writing Fix: http://writingfix.com/process/editing.htm

Professional Books on Editing