Revising Your Work


English Language Arts Grade 4 The Writing Process
Students identify strategies writers use when revising, and they evaluate how revising can improve their writing. Students practice applying the following revision skills: adding, deleting, and moving sentences for clarity; using transition words for cohesion; combining sentences and using a variety of sentence lengths; and improving word choice for vivid writing.

This learning experience is designed for device-enabled classrooms. The teacher guides the lesson, and students use embedded resources, social media skills, and critical thinking skills to actively participate. To get access to a free version of the complete lesson, sign up for an exploros account.

1:1 Devices
Teacher Pack

The Pack contains associated resources for the learning experience, typically in the form of articles and videos. There is a teacher Pack (with only teacher information) and a student Pack (which contains only student information). As a teacher, you can toggle between both to see everything.

Here are the teacher pack items for Revising Your Work:

Preview - Scene 1
Exploros Learnign Experience Scene Navigation


Engage


Overview

In this experience, students identify strategies writers use when revising, and they evaluate how revising can improve their writing. Students practice applying the following revision skills: adding, deleting, and moving sentences for clarity; using transition words for cohesion; combining sentences and using a variety of sentence lengths; and improving word choice for vivid writing.

Objectives

  • Explain why revising is important to the writing process.
  • Identify and apply common revision strategies.

Duration

Two class periods.


As a writer, your goal is to communicate your ideas to your reader. To do this well, you want to make sure your thoughts and ideas are clear and that your sentences flow smoothly and logically from one idea to another. Rarely do writers get everything right the first time they write. During the revising step of the writing process, you can make changes to improve your writing and ideas. In this experience, you will identify strategies to use during the revision process. You will practice these strategies and evaluate how they help you improve your writing.

Objectives

  • Explain why revising is important to the writing process.
  • Identify and apply common revision strategies.


Hands editing a page of text

The purpose of this Engage activity is to introduce students to the process of revision, not to create a perfect picture. Give students 3-5 minutes to draw their pictures and emphasize that the picture does not have to be perfect or complete. (Imperfect and incomplete pictures tie nicely into the purpose of the activity.)


If you could plan your perfect day, how would it look? Draw a picture that shows your idea of a perfect day.


Take another look at your picture. Is there anything you want to change?


Briefly describe what changes you would make to your illustration. Explain why these changes would make your picture better.

Post your answer

Students will likely identify changes that allow them to make a clearer, more complete picture.


Just as you can make revisions to your drawing to express your ideas better, writers can make revisions in their text to improve their writing. 


When everyone is ready to continue, unlock the next scene.

End of Preview
The Complete List of Learning Experiences in The Writing Process Unit.
Would you like to preview the rest of this learning experience, and get access to the entire functioning ELAR Grade 4 course for your classroom? Sign up using your school email address below. Exploros OER is free for educational use.
Back to top