Ms. Cindy Bennett 7th Grade English Language Arts
What are the steps? Pre-Write Draft Revise Edit Publish
Step 1: Pre-Write Find your Inspiration! Determine your most useful form to Pre-Write (lists, mapping, webbing, graphic organizers, think maps, etc.)
Step 2: Draft Select your writing ideas from your Pre- Write Exercise. Write, Write, Write! Sloppy Copy
Step 3: Revise C.R.A.M. Cut Rewrite Add Move Cut parts in which you might have repeated yourself, gone off-topic, or given irrelevant details. Rewrite some of the sentences that are unclear to your reader, or not convincing enough. Add more details, examples, and information to any of the paragraphs. Move any of the sentences or rearrange some sections to make the essay more reasonable.
Step 4: Edit Use the C.U.P.S. technique to see if you need to make any changes. C= Capitalization U= Usage (Sentence Structure, Subject/Verb Agreement, Word choice P= Punctuation S= Spelling Self Edit or Peer Edit
Step 5: Publish Final copy in Black ink Neat- no scribbles or use of white-out. Do not write on back of paper Read aloud Post for others to see