Revision Read-Aloud: FREE Activity for Improving Student Writing

Revision Read-Aloud: FREE Activity for Improving Student Writing
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My FAVORITE revision activity is to have students read their own work out loud; it usually becomes their favorite strategy too, but it’s not something that most students will naturally do on their own. Demonstrate this life skill for students and change the way they view the revision process!

Using this 3-page handout as a guide, your class will first discuss what the strategy is and self-assess their initial understanding of it; two credible articles are hyperlinked if you also wish to do non-fiction background reading on the subject.

Students then transition into independent read-aloud with a timer, recording observations of what they notice and what changes should be made in the next draft. Finally, they complete partner read-alouds to help give their peers feedback about what to edit or revise. (As a bonus, the sheet also gives tips for how to use text-to-speech software to let a computer read the essay TO you.)

Download this FREE 45-minute activity and repeat it with future rough drafts to improve the quality of student writing (and your overall grading experience)!

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3 pages
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Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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