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DEAR DOC #12
Persuasive/Open Ended Version-
Prompt/Topic: Write about whether or not maturity is dependent on your age.
Essay were written by actual students across Texas who earned ones and twos on their essays
Most students only improve their penmanship and very little else when asked to revising and edit their essays! HOWEVER! If you ask them to revise or edit someone else's writing they can find LOTS of errors and mistakes! It is because of this problem that I have made this revising editing practice book for expository writing.
This is an excellent tool using actual student essays to train kids how to effectively revise and edit their own writing. Full of open ended questions that help students with improving the process of writing: introductions, body paragraphs, conclusions, and transitions as well as the traits of writing: focus, organization, development, voice, and conventions:
(capitalization, usage, punctuation, spelling, and vocabulary)
Once kids are able to master answering open ended questions on essays written by students with their same weaknesses, they will be able to improve their own writing, as well as be able to confidently answer multiple choice revising editing questions in a testing situation.
Excellent preparation for state tests like STAAR