Revision strategies for adolescent writers : moving students in the write direction
- Borgese, Jolene.
- Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Corwin Press, c2012.
- Physical description
- xii, 139 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
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- Includes bibliographical references (p. 133-135) and index.
- Acknowledgements Foreword About the Authors Introduction: The Need for Revision Strategies Revision Throughout the Writing Process Part I. Think from the Start: Begin with Frontloading Activities 1. Code the Text 2. Cut, Slash, and Burn 3. Create a Character Sketch 4. Create an Argument 5. Write an Effective Speech Part II. Focus on Ideas 6. Use Anecdotes 7. Expand the Memory, Expand the Text 8. Guided Revising 9. Search for Details: The Hunt 10. Read and Rewrite 11. Add Specifics Part III. Focus on Organization 12. A B C Revision 13. Organize a Feature Article 14. Try a Different Genre 15. Snip 'n' Clip 16. Tally Up Part IV. Focus on Voice, Word Choice, and Sentence Fluency 17. Create Authentic Voice 18. Write Less, Write More 19. Wordle 20. Sentence Fluency 21. Verbs! Get Some Part V. Two Heads Are Better Than One: Peer Conference 22. SMART 23. Draw as a Way to Think and Revise 24. Marathon Writing 25. Pointing Part VI. The Reading-Writing Connection: Consult Quality Literature 26. Once Upon a Time 27. And They Lived Happily Ever After 28. What Did You Say? 29. Paint a Picture with Words 30. Personification in Poetry 31. Write from Another Point of View Part VII. Digital Communication by Nanci Werner-Burke 32. Vocabulary Exploration 33. Talk Before You Leap 34. All Together Now! 35. Give Me the Highlights 36. Picture This List of Literature Cited References Index.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publisher's Summary
- The Write Moves provides a comprehensive treatment of the revision process. It is a guide for secondary teachers to use in their classrooms so that revision strategies can be modeled and taught successfully. The authors present over 30 innovative strategies for teachers that are based on the following 10 keys for effective revision: 1. Teachers who better understand the writing process and the role of revision can better instruct. 2. Teachers who are writers and model revision strategies for their students have students who understand the revision process better. 3. Teachers who spend time frontloading through planning, rehearsing, and conversing during the prewriting stage provide ample information that streamlines the revision process. 4. Teachers who engage in explicit instruction explaining revision as the thought process of seeing their writing again have students who are more willing to apply the revision strategies to their own writing. 5. When students have choice of topic, they are often more motivated to go through the revision process. 6. When students are writing for an authentic purpose and a specific audience, they are more motivated to go through the revision process. 7. When students have an understanding of the prompt and ongoing assessment is done through checking for understanding, they are more aware of the teachers' expectations for revision. 8. One-on-one conferencing with the teacher facilitates each student's thinking during the revision process. 9. Students who hold peer conversations about their writing with guidance from the teacher gather more ideas to incorporate into their revisions. 10. Teachers who read aloud and think aloud the authors' purposes and discuss the authors' techniques are likely to have students who incorporate the authors' craft into their own writing.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- Jolene Borgese, Dick Heyler, Stephanie Romano ; foreword by Vickie Spandel.
- 9781412994255 (paper)
- 141299425X (paper)