This lesson, designed to work with high schoolers reading "The Old Man and the Sea," but adaptable to any text, teaches students the importance of multiple revisions through measuring their writing's readability. Readability is the measurement given to writing in terms of the grade level of reading skill the reader is using to understand the information. If the readability level on your students' writings is not at grade level, then this suggests that your students need to revise to create more complex and sophisticated writing. Using the grammar lesson (included) on independent and dependent clauses, students will measure their writing for readability and revise their writing to include much more complex sentence structures. The students will grasp, and, dare I say, be motivated, to revise their sentences multiple times. There is a great technology tie-in with this lesson, which will work well with block scheduling. The product comes with teacher lesson directions, directions on how to use the readability option through Microsoft Word, grammar notes and worksheets on dependent and independent clauses, as well as a free essay prompt if you would like to continue the lesson. Please note that the materials and notes are provided for you, but you must come with knowledge and skill in teaching grammar and revision with students.