"Re-see" Your Writing Freebie!

Jul 16, 2012

This summer a group of teachers from my school went to the Literacy Collaborative in Columbus, Ohio.  It was great learning for three days and now I'm currently reading one of the books called, Guiding K-3 Writers to Independence : The New Essentials.  This book is edited by Patricia L. Scharer and Gay Su Pinnell. 
Click here to view the book on Amazon. Sorry, I couldn't figure out how to get the image of the book here.  I'm still new to the bloggy world.  :)

I have enjoyed reading this book and I believe it'll help me a TON because I will be teaching our Curious Firsties writing.  One thing I have learned from this book that I am going to use a lot is to "Re-See" your writing. "Re-Seeing" your writing is just like revising, but I love the words "Re-see".  I think my firsties will understand it better.  Basically, your students will choose to: add details, delete unimportant information, or change the order of their story and reread, reread, reread!  This is what I've come up with so far to help them out.  I used fonts from either Kevin and Amanda or Miss Tina.  I can't remember which ones I downloaded from who.  UGH!  Anyone who can help me out, I would love to give appropriate credit where credit is due.  :)

I also worked on the following anchor chart to use with my firsties.  I will cover up each bullet and reveal them as we move through this process.           

I feel like it needs a little more color, what do you think?  Any other ideas out there for "Re-Seeing" your writing??????

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  1. I love the anchor chart! This could definitely be used with my 3rd graders!

  2. Maria! I miss you :) I think the chart is perfect. Sometimes if there is too much color it gets too busy and it is harder for the kids to use. Too many distractions. Leave it just the way it is! If you changed it, I am sure it is fine, too. Talk to you sooon!I have news for you!


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