Help students to independently revise and edit their writing with this simple mnemonic device. Encourage students to understand the difference between revising and editing their work.
Download includes a printable banner poster and smaller handouts for student use.
Use ARMS for revising: Add, Remove, Move, Subtract
Use CUPS for editing: Capitals, Usage, Punctuation, Spelling
Note: I color coded both ARMS and CUPS because there are the colors my students use when the are writing. Green pens are to show edits and purple pens are to show revisions. Color coding really helps my students visually see the differences!