Editing Your Work


English Language Arts Grade 5 The Writing Process
Students learn to identify and edit sentence fragments, run-ons, and subject-verb agreement. Next they develop an editing checklist. Finally, they edit an excerpt.

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Overview

In this experience, students learn to identify and edit sentence fragments, run-ons, and subject-verb agreement. Next they develop an editing checklist. Finally, they edit an excerpt.

Students will collaborate in small groups for Scene 3.

Note that additional rules are covered in the experiences Capitalization and Punctuation and Spelling Tricks.

Objectives

  • Identify and edit sentence fragments and run-ons.
  • Identify correct subject-verb agreement and edit for correct usage.
  • Develop and apply an editorial checklist.

Duration

One class period.


Writing is a process. After you have written and revised your text, the next step is to edit your text to fix any errors. In this experience, you will learn what to look for during editing.

Objectives

  • Identify and edit sentence fragments and run-ons.
  • Identify correct subject-verb agreement and edit for correct usage.
  • Develop and apply an editorial checklist.


page of text being edited with red pen

Look at these English signs from around the world:


In a hotel in Japan:
Is forbidden to steal hotel towels please. If you are not a person to do such thing is please not to read notice.

In a Danish airline ticket office:
We take your bags and send them in all directions.

In a Hungarian zoo:
Please do not feed the animals. If you have any suitable food, give it to the guard on duty.

In a Spanish shop entrance:
- English well talking.
- Here speeching American.

In a Japanese car rental brochure:
When passenger of foot heave in sight, tootle the horn. Trumpet him melodiously at first, but if he still obstacles your passage then tootle him with vigor.


Have you ever used Google Translate and gotten some funny results? If so, share your translation. If not, then search the Internet for a funny mistranslation to share.

Post your answer

All of these translations need an editor to come fix them up! Hopefully your own writing doesn’t read like a bad translation, but even the best writers make mistakes that need to be edited.


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