Monday, July 27, 2015

Edit with COPS

Hi!  Sweet Friends, it's Peggy from Primary Flourish.  
I hope you are having a refreshing summer!

I want to share with you a fun, and better yet, effective way to get your little writers to slow down enough to edit their own writing!  
Just call the COPS!  
May easily be used for: self, peer, or teacher editing. I post these editing posters on my Writing Focus Wall and the students glue the bookmarks in their writing folders.

I just love acronyms!  They really help anchor concepts in the students' (and teacher's :)) minds!
As you can see in the posters, each letter in COPS reminds students important details they need to check for in their writing.

This pack includes all you need to teach your students to do their own editing!
Use these 4 Posters with kid-friendly 'I Can Statements' to introduce COPS to your students, then leave them up in your classroom for easy reference through out the year.
Writers workshop
Students love flip books, oh my!  
This is a fun, interactive way to cement the editing concepts in their minds.
May easily be used for: self, peer, or teacher editing. I post these editing posters on my Writing Focus Wall and the students glue the bookmarks in their writing folders.

I have included this printable for students to practice 'Patrolling with the COPS'.
A blank copy is also included, so you can make up your own sentence for your students.  I like to use this as a task in their morning work.
Notice the COPS boxes to the left of each sentence - that is for students to put tally marks (or numbers) of how many of those edits needed to be made in that sentence.  This helps them s.l.o.w. down and actually reflect on their writing.

Now, we know there will be some little 'speeders' that rush though their writing without 'patrolling their writing!  
That's when they get a ticket!
Just put a check under the area that need editing and attach it to the writing that needs editing.
 The student then needs to look back to find and correct their own writing.
May easily be used for: self, peer, or teacher editing. I post these editing posters on my Writing Focus Wall and the students glue the bookmarks in their writing foldersYou can get 'Edit Writing with COPS' for just a DOLLAR for the next three days!
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Keep soaking up the sweetness of summer!









1 comment:

  1. Love this acronym! Just FYI, it's still $3 in your store :)

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