I don't know about any of you, but does it seem like ALL of your students are reluctant writers? I know mine certainly seemed that way.
This revision technique is PERFECT for students learning revision, practicing revision, reluctant writers, or simply any student writer who is at the point of revision. Students have an array of colored pencils and are assigned one of these five groups:
1.) Punctuation, mechanics, paragraphing
3.) Correct format (for all those students who just don't seem to want to follow the assignment ;) )
4.) Leads and endings
5.) Descriptive words and details
At the end of the revision "session", students will have a rainbow of colors on their paper (showing them what they need to revise, and even sorting out the kind of revisions for them by color)!
This download includes the lesson plan for teaching this method to students, an explanation page for what students should be looking for in each of the categories, a blank assignments page for you to group students on, and printable cards explaining each of the steps of the revision process and what to look for. I recommend laminating these cards and placing them at the area where each group is meeting.
This is a GREAT activity for students to learn/master revision (one of the most dreaded parts, I've found, for students in writing).
If you have any questions/comments/concerns, please feel free to contact me!