Here is how we revise:
First I always model how I want my students to revise with a peer.....I sit next to a student and we hold the piece of writing in between us. This is much like Read to Someone in D5! I also show them that each person points to the words as they are reading. This is important because if their peer can help them spell a work they can stop along the way.
Second I always make sure to model how we talk to each other during revising time. We always start off with saying the persons name and then would you please read your piece to me.
Example: Kelley, will you please read your piece to me?
We also talk about how to tell someone to fix something nicely.
Example: Kelley, I can't read your writing. Can you please make your handwriting neater?
Kelley, why don't you have a picture? Can I help you think of something to draw?
Kelley, can I help you spell this word?
Third, I model how to use our green check list cards. These help the students make sure they are writing for a reader!
Lastly, I model how to finish up revising time with a partner. We also say thank you for helping me today and also give one suggestion for the other person to go back to their desk and work on.
Example: Thanks for helping me today. Can you go back and fix your handwriting?
Then I let the kids go REVISE!
Teaching writing is probably one of my favorite things to teach!
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It was a crazy day today...my teammate had a rough day! Little does she know she will have a care package on her desk in the morning! ;)