The Art of Editing
I teach my middle schoolers to edit their writing by using these three steps:
~ Read what you have written.
~ Delete what doesn't work or doesn't sound right.
As I reflect on the last 6 weeks of school, I realize I need to do a little editing myself.
I've noticed that it's not only new district and state mandates that make my cup overflow, but I have my own mandates that seem to have similar effects.