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Conventions. Woman without her man has no reason for living.. Woman: without her, man has no reason for living.. . Introduce the Concept. As I read an excerpt from Ruth Culham's book, think about how you (or how you could) inspire students to become writers. p. 212-213 . Introduce the Concept. Share your thoughts with those at your table. .

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2. The conventions of any piece of writing are the grammar, punctuation, spelling, and usage - the mechanical appropriateness of the piece. Conventions, generally, enhance readability. When a paper is well done, readers see a skillful use of grammar that makes the paper easy to read. The conventions of any piece of writing are the grammar, punctuation, spelling, and usage - the mechanical appropriateness of the piece. Conventions, generally, enhance readability. When a paper is well done, readers see a skillful use of grammar that makes the paper easy to read.

5. > The writer has corrected any spelling errors. > Paragraphs begin at the right place. > Punctuation enhances meaning. > We want students to be able to edit their papers. They should be able to present a clean copy that shows how the writer spent time proofreading. > The writer has corrected any spelling errors. > Paragraphs begin at the right place. > Punctuation enhances meaning. > We want students to be able to edit their papers. They should be able to present a clean copy that shows how the writer spent time proofreading.

11. Practice Editing Practice editing with your students using a teacher-written practice story. You can control which errors to emphasize by including only those errors in the piece. Model the use of the proofreading symbols in the editing process. Editor’s Chart Establish an Editor’s Chart in the classroom. As student editors feel they do a particular kind of editing well, they may add their name to the chart under that skill: putting punctuation at the end of sentences, checking for misspelled words, looking for complete sentences, checking for descriptive words, etc. Any student who wishes to receive help in a particular area, should use the chart to select an editor skilled in that area. Why Game This game can teach and review mechanics by having students examine a paragraph from any text. Begin by asking a question about a punctuation mark or capitalization. For example, “Why is Henry Huggins capitalized?” the student that answers may ask the next question about the specified text. Practice Editing Practice editing with your students using a teacher-written practice story. You can control which errors to emphasize by including only those errors in the piece. Model the use of the proofreading symbols in the editing process. Editor’s Chart Establish an Editor’s Chart in the classroom. As student editors feel they do a particular kind of editing well, they may add their name to the chart under that skill: putting punctuation at the end of sentences, checking for misspelled words, looking for complete sentences, checking for descriptive words, etc. Any student who wishes to receive help in a particular area, should use the chart to select an editor skilled in that area. Why Game This game can teach and review mechanics by having students examine a paragraph from any text. Begin by asking a question about a punctuation mark or capitalization. For example, “Why is Henry Huggins capitalized?” the student that answers may ask the next question about the specified text.

25. Revision is done before editing: it involves adding detail, explanation of detail, and deleting unnecessary information. Conventions are different from the first five traits (ideas, organization, voice, word choice, and sentence fluency) because to improve those traits you have been learning how to revise - how to rethink and re-see your work. Revision is done before editing: it involves adding detail, explanation of detail, and deleting unnecessary information. Conventions are different from the first five traits (ideas, organization, voice, word choice, and sentence fluency) because to improve those traits you have been learning how to revise - how to rethink and re-see your work.

26. Editing is fixing - to make sure the text is as error-free as possible. Editing involves the mechanics of writing: spelling, punctuation, grammar/usage, paragraphing, and capitalization that make your text correct and easy for other to read. When you follow the rules, readers don’t need to waste energy mentally editing; they can pay attention to your clever ideas, creative organization, unique voice, vibrant word choice, and lyrical fluency. Editing is fixing - to make sure the text is as error-free as possible. Editing involves the mechanics of writing: spelling, punctuation, grammar/usage, paragraphing, and capitalization that make your text correct and easy for other to read. When you follow the rules, readers don’t need to waste energy mentally editing; they can pay attention to your clever ideas, creative organization, unique voice, vibrant word choice, and lyrical fluency.

27. The teaching of conventions seems to work best when... Students are responsible for their own editing Editing mini lessons come from student work Editing practice is frequent and short Students are responsible for dealing with one kind or a few kinds of errors at a time Student editors use real copy editor’s symbols to make their corrections

28. The teaching of conventions seems to work best when... Students can practice first on text that is not their own Students write on topics that are significant to them personally, so that real motivation to edit is there Practice lessons are written in large, easy-to-read print and double-spaced so there is plenty of room to make corrections

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