We're almost done with those fiction stories!  I know I've written about it enough.  Here here and here.

This week it was time for the kids absolute least favorite, why do you hate me so much teacher, part of writing.

Revising and Editing.

Guess, what?  I'm not a huge fan either, but it's the burden writers have to bear.  I have something I'm hoping will make it a little easier to do this time.  My poster and mini poster editing set.  You can find it here on TPT.  The set comes with full size posters and quarter sized, so the kids can have them available at their desks whenever they need.

I made this set for revising a couple of months ago.  Here's a picture of what I do with the smaller size:

We spent last week writing our stories.  I wanted them to take their story blocks-
and turn it into actually stories (and not just complete sentences.)  We took it slow, one row a day.  The first day I took a sentence from our read allowed, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.  It was a very descriptive sentence for a very simple action-walking down the hallway.  Each day I added on to our list on the Mimio of a block from my plan, and the descriptive sentence I would turn it into.
And you know what?  They did it!  They really did it!  I couldn't be prouder of these kiddos.  There are varying levels of descriptiveness, but they all did it.  Even my super reluctant writers kept up.  I can't wait until they can share their finished stories with each other.


  1. I love these. I am working on revising and editing too. It is so hard for some to go back and look at their writing again, I think these cards will help!

  2. I adore your enthusiasm for teaching writing--seriously!

  3. Just found your blog through the Collaboration Cuties contest. I'm happy I found you! LOVE your edit/revise posters and your Dr. Seuss posters/worksheet! I'm your newest follower! :)
    Pinkadots Elementary

  4. I love your poster set...I've pinned it for you on one of the TpT collaborative boards...great stuff!!

    Kathy O.
    Third Grade Doodles