Editing for content tends to be the more difficult of the two when we are looking at the work from other writers.
The reason this tends to be difficult is that we aren't writing in our own style or from our own personal views, we are editing in the style intended by the original author.
This helpful tool will give your students the opportunity to edit their own writing and then observe as their peers edit the same work.
Teaching With This Printout More Ideas to Try Related Resources Before you begin, be sure to model and discuss each step of the writing process (prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing), preferably using a whole-class story or class newsletter article.
When editing for content, you are making sure the essay flows in a way that makes sense and is consistent with the overall theme and thesis of the piece.
You want to ensure the main points come in a logical order, they support the thesis and they are beneficial to the overall design of the essay.
Try it risk-free Alfred Sheinwold once said, 'Learn all you can from the mistakes of others.' A great way to improve your own writing is by editing the writing of others - especially when you have to find the not so obvious mistakes.
That is what we will be learning in this lesson - how to edit the work of other writers.
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