THIS IS FOR YOU PRIMARY TEACHERS!!! AMAZING writing resource for you and your students to use during the EDITING stage of the WRITING PROCESS! Student-friendly terms and stoplight symbol for easy comprehension!
Here is how the EDITING STOPLIGHT works:
*GREEN-- Green means GO! Students will use a green crayon to circle the capital letter at the beginning of each sentence. Capital letter shows where we can begin reading! Teachers, this helps you determine where the student's sentence/new thought begins.
*YELLOW- Yellow means SLOW DOWN! Students will use a yellow crayon to draw a line between each word where their spaces are. If they do not have spaces, there will be NO yellow line. Teachers, this helps you determine where one word ends and where a new word begins.
*RED- Red means STOP!.. and take a breath. Students will use a red crayon to circle ending punctuation marks. Teachers, this helps you determine when one thought ends.
TEACHERS!! This makes conferencing quick and easy for you. As you are walking around the room during Writer's Workshop quickly glance to see if students have an equal amount of each color on their page after the editing stage. For instance, if a child has no red circles, clearly that child needs to work on ending punctuation more in small group.
Note: If you have students engage in peer editing, make sure to have students' write their names on the papers they edited. This will be useful evidence when it comes to grading and parent-teacher conferences. Just make sure to take off other names for confidentiality.