Editing is the process of selecting and preparing text used to convey information through the processes of correction, condensation, organization, and other modifications performed with an intention of producing a correct, consistent, accurate, and complete work. The editing process often begins with the author's idea for the work itself, continuing as a collaboration between the author and the editors as the work is created. As such, editing is a practice that includes creative skills, human relations, and a precise set of methods.
This season, approximately 90 business-savvy contestants will compete, not only for a job with the Wolf Publications Organization, but for the prize of publishing a collection of nonfiction texts to represent our world-famous publications: “Wolves in the Know” “The Tech-Savvy Wolf” “The Scientific Wolverine” The last team standing will be "hired" as the Wolf Publication’s Apprentices and have the honor of attending a lunch with the bosses and fellow team winners.
Your job is to compile the most appealing collection of magazine articles possible that cover a variety of topics and text structures. The final task will end in the Board Room, where contestants must account for their actions and be judged by Mrs. Hensley, Mrs. Welker, fellow contestants, and expert guest advisors.
Everyday, the teams of contestants will work together, each under the guidance of a designated managing editor, to compete in editorial-driven tasks, using their knowledge, along with their proven ability to examine and evaluate text, to win the challenge. Contestants are subjected to long hours, grueling deadlines, intellectual challenges, personality differences and intense scrutiny under the careful watch of Mrs. Hensley and Mrs. Welker. Challenges encourage contestants to read and find authentic, reliable texts that will appeal to their target audience, your peers. Contestants must reach out to their network for assistance and feedback.
Editing teams will receive articles submitted by various authors. It will be your team’s task to determine if the article should be accepted and published in our magazine. Each magazine must have all 5 text structures represented in their final magazine. Description Sequence Compare/Contrast Cause/Effect Problem/Solution
Mailbox Every team will have a mailbox. Your Chief Editor will send all correspondence, including prepareds, through your mailbox. It is important to check your mailbox each day. Think Board This board will be utilized to display your various magazine articles and your teams’ thinking process in progress. This is a communication tool to display your hard work for the Senior Chief Editor. Resource Handbook Your Chief Editor will be giving each contestant resources to use to help you determine if an article meets our criteria of acceptance. All resource items will be kept in your communication arts notebook/binder behind the power time tab.
Senior Executive Editors Responsible for developing a product to its final release Provide guidelines for decision-making Evaluate employee performance Issue vacation days and job targets Oversee company operations Managing Editor Responsible for overseeing the team progress Manage the Think Boards Ensure deadlines are met Provide support to team members to ensure all team members are contributing to the team Communicate to Senior Execs about job issues Acquisitions Editors Find marketable ideas Obtain manuscripts from authors via Senior Executives and independent research Evaluate articles through the prescribed process Make recommendations to the team to determine viability of the article
Once you receive an author’s submission to appear in your magazine, you must determine if the article will work for the magazine. Working together, follow the 4 outlined steps and complete form R3Ce Accuracy of Information Preview the Text Examine the Text Features Make Connections Make Predictions Read the Article Annotate Key Information Annotate the Signal Words Determine the Text Structure Description Sequential Compare/Contrast Cause/Effect Problem/Solution Determine Accuracy R –read (URL) E—examine A – author L--links
If article not is reliable, then… Complete form R3Ce Accuracy of Information explaining your decision to reject the article. Our administrative assistants will write a letter of rejection notifying the author of your decision. Move onto to your next project If article is reliable, then… Complete form R3Ce Accuracy of Information explaining your decision to possibly accept the article. Move onto the next steps which will require your team to evenly distribute the “Forms of Analysis” to determine if your team will accept or reject the article
Graphically Organize Choose the best graphic organizer to match the article’s text structure AND paraphrase the main ideas and supporting details of the text. This will help you remember specific information which will help guide your teams’ decision whether it should make the final cut. Forms R3Cf, R3Ca, R3Cg,R3Cj, R3Ck Summarize Provide a summary of the article so the senior executive editor can quickly understand the article. Forms R3Cf, R3Ca, R3Cg,R3Cj, R3Ck Author’s Viepoint: What is the author’s viewpoint? Is there a slant to the article? Are there 2 sides presented? Form R3Ci Effectiveness of the Solution Identify the overall problem and evaluate the solution or possible solutions presented by the author. Form R3Ck Graphic Organizer Analysis of Author’s Viewpoint Evaluation of Solution Summary
Once all five forms are complete, determine as a team if your team will accept OR reject the article. 1. Accuracy of Information Form R3Ce 2. Graphic Organizer Forms R3Cf, R3Ca, R3Cg,R3Cj, R3Ck 3. Summarize using nonfiction text structure Forms R3Cf, R3Ca, R3Cg,R3Cj, R3Ck 4. Author’s View Point Form R3Ci 5. Problem Solving Process & Effectiveness of its Solution Form R3Ck The author of your article will be notified that his or her article will be appearing in your magazine OR will receive a letter of rejection if the articles not accepted.
Vacation Days Meeting deadlines Ideas thoroughly shown Producing quality work Job Targets Missing deadlines Failing to contribute or cooperate with your team Being unprepared Tardiness Excessive absenteeism Off task behavior Earn a trip to Candy Land Snack O-Rama Freeport
Create your team name It should be connected to the type of magazine you’re producing. Design your mailbox It must include your team name and each member’s name. All text must be legible and easy to read from a distance. Prepare your think board Description Sequence Compare/Contrast Cause/Effect Problem/Solution ThThe Sophisticates 1/2 Name Block Text Structures