A poster outlining how to edit a piece of writing.
Editing a piece of writing is very important. Little mistakes can happen, so teaching students how to edit their work is vital.
Display this poster and have your students work their way through the steps when they are editing their work.
Use this poster with our Editing Checklist.
NSW Curriculum alignment
Uses a variety of strategies, including knowledge of sight words and letterâ€“sound correspondences, to spell familiar words
Composes, edits and presents well-structured and coherent texts
Recognises, reflects on and assesses their strengths as a learner
Communicates with peers and known adults in informal and guided activities demonstrating emerging skills of group interaction
Demonstrates developing skills and knowledge in grammar, punctuation and vocabulary when responding to and composing texts
Victorian Curriculum alignment
Participate in shared editing of studentsâ€™ own texts for meaning, spelling, capital letters and full stops
Reread and edit text for spelling, sentence-boundary punctuation and text structure
Reread and edit texts for meaning, appropriate structure, grammatical choices and punctuation
Reread and edit for meaning by adding, deleting or moving words or word groups to improve content and structure
Reread and edit own and othersâ€™ work using agreed criteria for text structures and language features
Reread and edit own and othersâ€™ work using agreed criteria and explaining editing choices
Australian Curriculum alignment
Participate in shared editing of studentsâ own texts for meaning, spelling, capital letters and full stopsElaborationsrereading collaboratively developed texts to check that they communicate what the authors intended (Skills: Literacy, Critical ...
Re-read and edit text for spelling, sentence-boundary punctuation and text structureElaborationsreading their work and adding, deleting or changing words, prepositional phrases or sentences to improve meaning, for example replacing an everyday noun w...
Re-read and edit texts for meaning, appropriate structure, grammatical choices and punctuationElaborationsusing glossaries, print and digital dictionaries and spell check to edit spelling, realising that spell check accuracy depends on understanding ...
Re-read and edit for meaning by adding, deleting or moving words or word groups to improve content and structureElaborationsrevising written texts: editing for grammatical and spelling accuracy and clarity of the text, to improve the connection betwe...
Re-read and edit studentâs own and othersâ work using agreed criteria for text structures and language featuresElaborationsediting for flow and sense, organisation of ideas and choice of language, revising and trying new approaches if an el...
Re-read and edit studentsâ own and othersâ work using agreed criteria and explaining editing choicesElaborationsediting for coherence, sequence, effective choice of vocabulary, opening devices, dialogue and description, humour and pathos, a...
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