Presentation on theme: "Mrs. Streetman Unit 2 The Writing Process. Prewriting ● Brainstorm- get your ideas out (circle map) ● Organize- choose the ideas you want to write about."— Presentation transcript:
Prewriting ● Brainstorm- get your ideas out (circle map) ● Organize- choose the ideas you want to write about from your brainstorm and make a plan for your paper (tree map)
Drafting ● Write your ideas from your plan (tree map) into sentences and paragraphs. ● You will make mistakes! We will fix them later ☺ ● Spell the best you can! ● Skip lines
Revising ● Make your draft better ● Remember ARMS- Add, Remove, Move, Substitute
● Add ● Introduction with hook and overall topic sentence ● Topic Sentences/Headings for sections ● Transition words ● Elaborate-add details to make your ideas clear ● Conclusion ● Remove any sentence that does not stay on topic in your writing. “Squirrel” ● Move any sentence to a different paragraph if it fits better with the paragraph’s topic sentence. ● Substitute ● Specific vocabulary ● A few simple sentences for compound or complex sentences
● C apitalize ● First word in each sentence ● Proper nouns ● The pronoun I ● U sage ● Complete sentences ● Subject/verb agreement ● Pronoun/antecedent agreement ● Verb tense ● P unctuation ● End marks, commas, quotation marks, apostrophes ● S pelling ● Important words ● Use a dictionary
Publish ● Neat copy for your reader ● Rewrite ● Put in changes from revising and editing ● Be careful not to make new mistakes ● Neat handwriting ● Do not skip lines!