So, what exactly constitutes a Revision Mini? Each week students focus on a single revision skill or problem area. Every day that week, Monday through Thursday, students complete (with strong teacher direction) short 10-15 minute mini-lessons that focus on that one skill. On Friday, a grade is taken, either a short writing activity or a multiple choice quiz. Activities and quizzes are cumulative. In other words, what you learned today, you will still have to know next month.
There are seven total skills in this packet:
showing not telling
This activity is designed to last seven weeks. Once they have completed the entire set of activities, students should understand what you mean when you ask them to revise something they have written.