Our four grade one classes,
Mrs. Cackett, Mrs. Miller, Mrs. Vaage and me,
collaborated to create the
grade 1 pages.
EDITING WRITTEN WORK
As the year progresses, the children
become much more comfortable with and confident in their personal
writing ability. They are able to more independently record their ideas
in a logical order and their growing understanding of words, spelling
patterns and sentence structure allows the children to focus on other
components of writing.
With this increased confidence and ability to record personal
ideas, a growing emphasis can be placed on editing written work for
correct letter formation, correct use of capital and lower case letters,
correct spelling and clarity of ideas. In order to assist the children
in understanding the editing process, a great deal of time is spent
working in a full class setting. The children work together to edit a
class message. They are also introduced to some beginning editing marks
in order develop a common “editing language” within the school and
classroom. The children become able to use and recognize these editing
marks in order to improve their personal writing as well as assisting
their classmates with their writing.
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GRADE ONE EDITING CHECKLIST
Following are some examples of ways that
I promote writing in my classroom.