Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Committees For Writing Workshop

In Writing Workshop, we are improving through the use of committees. Each class has a Revision Committee and an Editing Committee. As students move through the writing process, the committee members help improve writing, peer tutor, and assist with grammar, punctuation, and spelling.

The process includes:

Step 1 Thinking, Prewriting, First Draft
Students can either write out the first draft or type it on a computer. If they write it out, they type it before going to step 2.

Step 2 Revision Committee
A member of the Revision Committee reads the first draft and writes down any questions he/she has as they read.

Step 3 Revise Content
Students use the questions to revise and improve the content.

Step 4 Editing Committee
Once students have checked their writing for mistakes, they go over it with a member of the Editing Committee checking for errors in spelling, sentencing, punctuation, and capitalization.
Students clean up mistakes, and print out a clean copy. Students then meet with a different member of the Editing Committee for a final look, checking for any mistakes.

Step 5 Correct Mistakes, Final Draft
Students correct any remaining mistakes, and give their essay a final look.
Students then print a final draft and turn in to be graded.

6-B Revision Committee

6-A Revision Committee

6-B Editing Committee

6-A Editing Committee

Peer Tutoring at Work

Congratulations to our Study Island Students of the Day, Catherine and Scotty!


Anonymous said...

It looks fun being on the revision and editing committee but sometimes it gets over whelming with everyone coming up to you asking you to look at their paper :-)

Anonymous said...

Mr.McGuire I think that it is so much fun being on the editing committee. Thanks for putting me on it! I also think that the committees are good for us to use because we can get a better grade on our journals.

Anonymous said...

I think that if we have revision and editing committees we can see what we did wrong and improve on our mistakes.

Mr. McGuire said...

Hey guys,

Good points! It will be interesting to see how this works out over time. So far, I really like the way everyone is working together.

Anonymous said...

Mr. McGuire thank you for picking me for the editing committee. It is awesome.

Anonymous said...

I love that we can have trust to help people and not try to mess it up really bad.

Anonymous said...

I thought having the committees was a great idea because, there is people to look over your paper and let them help you a little.