Welcome back for another week!!
This week we are going to continue to work on your story writing. Our focus will be editing and presenting your work.
Today is editing. Remember the purpose of editing is to correct basic skills errors and then to improve your work.
Begin by reading through your work first. Make sure that you story is finished. If you feel it needs finishing off please do that first.
Editing - Step 1 - Basic Skills
You will need a different coloured pen to complete your editing. This makes it easier for you to see when you are working. It doesn't have to be green like we use in school simply a different colour pen/pencil will work. (not felt tips as these are very hard to write with). Read your work again (it would be handy if you have an adult to help you with this. If not we have done lots of editing so far this year so just follow the steps below and try your best!)
Check and correct if needed:
Editing Step 2 - Improving/Adding detail
I am sure that as you have written, you have been trying your best to use some interesting descriptive devices to add detail and bring your story to life.
In this step of editing, pick the section/paragraph that you think needs to be improved the most. Maybe you feel it needs more detail or that it isn't clear. Write this paragraph out again but improve it.
To do this you could:
When you have completed all of your editing. Read your story through again but this time the edited version. Hopefully you will be able to see/talk about how your writing has been improved by taking a closer look at your work.