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Standard 2: Reading and Writing Process

Students will use a variety of recursive reading and writing processes.

WRITING: Students will develop and strengthen writing by engaging in a recursive process that includes prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing. 
4.2.W.2 Students will edit drafts and revise for clarity and organization.

Student Actions 

Teacher Actions 

  • Students will edit drafts.
    • Student can edit their work using a checklist that includes the previously taught skills that are to be assessed.
  • Students will revise drafts to improve organization and to clarify writing.







  • Teachers provide criteria to consider when editing (e.g., paragraph indentation, punctuation, capitalization, etc) a draft.
  • Teachers model how to edit a draft including self-editing and peer-editing.
  • Teachers provide time and opportunities for students to apply editing criteria to their work.
  • Teachers monitor and provide opportunities for students to receive back regarding edited drafts.
  • Teachers provide criteria to consider when revising drafts (e.g., organization and clarity of ideas).
  • Teachers model how to revise a draft including self-revision and peer-revision.
  • Teachers monitor and provide opportunities for students to receive feedback regarding revised drafts. 

Supporting Resources 

Teacher Insights 

  • Editing is to review writing to make sure that it is free of any grammatical errors or strange phrases that make it difficult for readers to understand the meaning.

  • Revising is the process of rereading a text and making changes (in content, organization, sentence structures, and word choice) to improve it; not to be confused with edit.

  • Students should focus on organization, voice, ideas and content, and word choice.

  • Students may add, remove, or move words or sentences in order to clarify their writing.

Due to recursive nature of the standards, it is essential that teachers are aware of how all objectives within and between strands work together for optimal instruction.

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