The Art of Editing


English Language Arts Grade 6 The Writing Process
Students learn to identify and edit run-ons and subject-verb agreement in complex sentences. 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 run-ons and subject-verb agreement in complex sentences. 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 Commonly Confused Words.

Objectives

  • Identify and edit run-ons.
  • Identify correct subject-verb agreement in complex sentences.
  • Develop and apply an editorial checklist.

Duration

One class period.


Imagine you are driving down the road and you see a billboard on the side of the highway. The billboard is advertising a business that sells cars.


billboard that says Bye Car Here, and the word buy is misspelled b-y-e

Ask for a volunteer to identify the problem with the text on this billboard.


When writing even something as short as a billboard, it is important to edit your work. When you edit your work, you read with fresh eyes and look for minor errors that need to be corrected. In this experience, you will learn rules and strategies that you can apply when editing your work.

Objectives

  • Identify and edit run-ons.
  • Identify correct subject-verb agreement in complex sentences.
  • Develop and apply an editorial checklist.


Search the Internet for a sign that needs a good editor and post it to the canvas below.


Give students a few minutes to search for images. Then ask for volunteers to present and explain their examples. Make sure that they can explain what the error is and how they would fix it.


In this experience you will learn more about the process of editing and the steps you can take to identify and correct errors in your writing. 


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