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Creating 6-Trait Revisers and Editors for Grade 8 30 Revision and Editing Lessons

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ISBN-10: 0205570623

ISBN-13: 9780205570621

Edition: 2009

Authors: Vicki Spandel

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Challenge students to be daring and create confident revisers. Based on its highly successful parent texts on 6-Trait Writing,Creating WritersandCreating Young Writers,this new grade-level series presents classroom teachers with effective tools for strengthening revision and editings skills that encourage students to experience successs as revisers--something many students have never known. Written for literacy coaches, writing specialists, professional development coordinators, and teachers in grades 8.
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Book details

List price: $40.60
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Pearson Education Canada
Publication date: 9/26/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Vicki Spandel has worked as a language arts teacher, researcher, editor, journalist, technical writer, and award winning video producer. In 1984, Vicki coordinated the 17-member teacher team out of Beaverton, Oregon, that developed the original, internationally recognized 6-trait model for writing assessment and instruction. Since that time, she has served as scoring director for more than 80 state, county, and district writing assessments, and has developed instructional writing materials for students K through college. She is a frequent visitor in writing classrooms, providing coaching on writing, revision, and editing.Vicki is the author or co-author (with Jeff Hicks) of more than 30…    

Why do we need to teach revision differently?
What if I have never worked with the traits before?
The 6 Traits in a Nutshell
How are the lessons organized?
Specific Lesson Format and Timelines
What if our changes do not agree with the suggested text?
How do these lessons fit into a writing workshop?
What can I do to make these lessons more effective?
Checklists: Creating Revisers and Editors, Grade 8
Student Writing Guide, Grade 8
Bibliography: List of Books Referenced for Grade 8 Lesson Set
Lessons for Grade 8
Revising to Be Specific: CDE
Inserting Needed Commas
Revising a Thesis
Deleting Unneeded Commas
Revising to Support a Point
Going on Comma Patrol
Revising to Compare and Contrast
Handling Tricky Agreements, Part 1
Revising the Problem-Solution Structure
Handling Tricky Agreements, Part 2
Revising Organizational Architecture
Handling Tricky Pronouns
Revising the Memoir Voice
Putting It All Together (Editing Lessons 8, 10, and 12)
Revising the Book Jacket Voice
The Terrible Twos
Revising with Multiple Voices
Sorting Out the Sound-Alikes
Revising to Create Atmosphere
To Capitalize or Not to Capitalize...
Revising the Documentary Voice-Under
Putting It All Together (Editing Lessons 12, 16, 18, and 20)
Revising with One-Syllable Words
Helping Characters Speak
Revising for Readable Rhythm
Sharpening Your Editor's Eye
Revising the Opening Scene
Revising for the Reader in a Rush
Editing Wrap-Up for Grade 8