I am so glad you are here!
I blog about writing and have even written a writing curriculum. You can find out more about it by clicking here.
I am also blogging about one of the parts of my curriculum (the writing process) by sharing my 9 year old son's journey with his first book. (He decided on his own that this was to be his "project" this summer!) We are up to the editing step of the process, so without further adieu....
As you may know, editing means to "make it better". By this I mean, we are NOT looking for mistakes, we are looking for ways to add to the existing piece. This could mean adding more vibrant word choices, or re-wording awkward sentences, or enhancing the piece's voice.
With my son's story, I had him re-read the entire story and asked him if he had some new ideas for it. Of course, he is 9, so he read it and thought it was just fine. Oh dear - his English teaching Mama was not going to agree. So I said "Let's get out a marker and add in some new & exciting things!" He liked the idea until I actually started marking. He does have SPD so this is fairly well expected from him but this could also be a caveat for anyone else! :)
So then I decided to give him some ideas and have him write the edits instead of me so he wouldn't take it so personally.
He liked this idea and we added in many new ideas, word choices, and story fluency.
(all these topics [& more!] covered in my curriculum.)
Whew! That was a lot of work! We're done with this step and with our work for today.
Stay tuned for proofreading, up next!