Extreme Makeover Writing Edition ~ Mini Lessons and Revision Practce

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4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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One of our greatest ideas came from the hit television reality show “Extreme Makeover Home Edition”. In this show, viewers watch as builders tear down a run-down house and rebuild it so that it becomes someone’s dream home. So, why not take this concept and transfer it to the world of teaching kids how to revise? Extreme Makeover Writing Edition takes a process approach to revision and is divided into eight steps. After teaching mini-lessons, students are divided into “design teams” where they work collaboratively to “tear down” a rough draft and “rebuild” it with the tools of revision. Check out the following table of contents to see what is covered in this awesome resource!

Table of Contents
Step 1: Bulldoze Poor Word Choice
Don’t Overdo it With Figurative Language
Use Unique Figurative Language
Using Figurative Language
Using a Thesaurus
Replace Weak Verbs with Strong Verbs
Don’t Repeat the Same Words
Revise for Word Choice

Step 2: Lay the Foundation with a Notable Grabber and Ending
Types of Grabbers
The Imagine Statement
The Dialogue Grabber The Riddle
The Famous Quote Grabber
The Imagery Grabber
Writing Notable Narrative Endings
Writing Notable Expository Endings
Revise Grabber and Ending Practice

Step 3: Build the Walls: Supporting Details and Elaboration
Holding the Reader’s Attention
Suspense for a Narrative
Using Dialogue for a Narrative Adding Examples in Expository Writing
Revise for Supporting Details and Elaboration

Step 4: Paint with Voice
Example and Non-example of Voice Revise for Voice
Step 5: Decorate with Sentence Fluency
Example and Non-example of Sentence Fluency
Practice Variety in Sentence Length
Ten Different Ways to Begin a Sentence Practice Starting Sentences in Different Ways

Step 6: Clean Up any Debris with Conventions
Checklist
Mini Lesson on Tense

Step 7: Practice Makes Perfect: Essays and Stories to Revise

Step 8: Taking On Any Job
Do you Know Your Prompt?
Breaking Down a Prompt
Prompt Practice
Total Pages
83
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
1 Semester

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Extreme Makeover Writing Edition ~ Mini Lessons and Revisi
Extreme Makeover Writing Edition ~ Mini Lessons and Revisi
Extreme Makeover Writing Edition ~ Mini Lessons and Revisi
Extreme Makeover Writing Edition ~ Mini Lessons and Revisi
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