Peer-Editing Process • Today you will utilize each other’s wisdom and ability to peer-edit. • It is very important that you stay focused and give your peers the best editing experience possible. • After peer editing, have a parent edit your paper as well to check for minor mistakes. • We will begin typing our final drafts tomorrow, 9/25.
Revising and Editing • It is useful to think of revising and editing as separate processes. • Basically, we take revision to be a continual process of writing and re-writing. • Editing focuses more on stylistic and grammatical points once you have an acceptable draft.
Peer Editing – Clocking Activity Transitions Dialogue Setting Sensory Details Organization Capitalization Punctuation Spelling
DIALOGUE • Always begin a new paragraph when introducing a new speaker. • Introduce a new paragraph after the dialogue is complete. • Use your composition book notes to help you write your dialogue. • You must use at least 5 examples of dialogue (try to use a variety).
SETTING • the time, place, physical details, and circumstances in which a situation occurs. • Settings include the background, atmosphere or environment in which characters live and move, and usually include physical characteristics of the surroundings. • Settings allow the reader to better envision how a story unfolds by relating necessary physical details of the personal narrative. • The beginning of your personal narrative should be rich with details about your setting. You should have at least 5 details in your narrative about the setting.
SENSORY DETAILS • These are the details that are seen, heard, tasted, smelled, and felt (not emotions).
Some examples of sensory detail: • SightThe pale yellow of the light in the room calmed the squirming participants.The majestic mountain view inspired the dragging hikers. • SoundTinkling bells alerted the assassins to danger.Roaring through the streets, 007 escaped. • TasteThe Hawks swallowed the bitter defeat and went home.Paul read the letter that tasted to him like a bowl of sweet berries. • Smell“Something’s rotten in the state of Denmark,” sniffed Hamlet.Frederic smelled success as he flipped through the sour bills.After being away, the spicy scent of Mom’s perfume enveloped him. • TouchHe ran his hands through the cat’s silky mane.A velvety silence rolled in as Georgina slept on the fluffy pillow.A harsh thunder shook the desperate survivors to the core.