Revision Decisions

Talking Through Sentences and Beyond

Revision is often a confusing and difficult process for students, but it's also the most important part of the writing process. If students leave our classrooms not knowing how to move a piece of writing forward, we've failed them. Revision Decisions will help teachers develop the skills students need in an ever-evolving writing, language, and reading world. Jeff Anderson and Deborah Dean have written a book that engages writers in the tinkering, playing, and thinking that are essential to clarify and elevate writing.

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Revision is often a confusing and difficult process for students, but it's also the most important part of the writing process. If students leave our classrooms not knowing how to move a piece of writing forward, we've failed them. Revision Decisions will help teachers develop the skills students need in an ever-evolving writing, language, and reading world. Jeff Anderson and Deborah Dean have written a book that engages writers in the tinkering, playing, and thinking that are essent...read more

About the Author(s)

For the past 25 years, Jeff has worked with writers and teachers of grades, K-12, inspiring them about the power and joy of the writing process. He has written four books for Stenhouse Publishers: Mechanically Inclined, Everyday Editing, 10 Things Every Writer Needs to Know and his latest book with Dr.

Deborah Dean taught junior high and high school in Washington before beginning her work with pre-service teachers at Brigham Young University. She always enjoyed teaching writing and helping her students discover themselves as writers.

Table of Contents

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Contents
PART I: The Basics
Chapter 1: Revisions Decisions Are Possible: Actively Processing to Develop Options for Revision
Chapter 2: The Vocabulary of Revision Decisions: Introducing DRAFT with a Five-Day Lesson Plan
Chapter 3: The Process: The Anatomy of a Revision-Decision Lesson
PART II: The Lesson Sets
Lesson Set 1: Modifying in the Right Direction: Right-Branching Sentences
Lesson Set 2: Can't Resist a List: The Compacting Power of the Serial Comma
Lesson Set 3: The Pair Necessities: Balancing Pairs and Deleting Repetition
Lesson Set 4: Asides are Extra: Adding Flavor with Extra Information
Lesson Set 5: Sentences Interrupted: The Power of Putting Ideas in the Way
Lesson Set 6: The Participle Principle: The Verbal That Tracks Action
Lesson Set 7: A Verbal Remedy: Invigorating Writing with Gerunds and Participles
Lesson Set 8: Keep Your Reader Oriented: Using Prepositions to Connect and Navigate
Lesson Set 9: The Comma-Drama Dilemma: Use It... or Lose It?
Lesson Set 10: What's Left? Branching Out in New Ways
Appendixes
References
Index

Resources

Product Details

Grade Range: 4-10
Media: 200 pp/paperMedia: E-BookMedia: E-Book/Print
Year: 2014
Item No: 1006Item No: 1028Item No: B006
ISBN: 978-162531-006-4ISBN: 978-162531-028-6ISBN: 978-16253B-006-4

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