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Using Metacognition to Spark Revision

My theory as a writing teacher this past year was this: getting my students to reflect on and talk about the revisions they were trying—to ask them to “get a little ‘meta’”—would help foster these identities and build a culture of revision in my classroom.  (continue reading)
Steph George Apr 25, 2018 6:18:00 AM

Building a Writer's Toolbox: Laying the Groundwork for Revision

Your first draft is like a dark room and our questions can show you the parts we’re curious to know more about—the places to shine your flashlight. It’s your choice as a writer which questions tug at your pen the most, but choose one or two, and cast your beam in those dark corners.  (continue reading)
Steph George Apr 18, 2018 7:03:00 AM

Are Your Students Excited About Nonfiction Revision? Because They Could Be...

I have a confession: I love to cut. Almost nothing pleases me more than to read through a manuscript and find entire chapters that can be placed under the guillotine  (continue reading)
Lauren Audet Feb 9, 2018 6:50:00 AM

Sneed B. Collard on The Beauty of Pairing Down

Let’s talk about Texas Chainsaw Massacre-style cuts – hacking off large sections of your manuscript to make it better. How do you know where to begin?  (continue reading)
Frances Lown Dec 6, 2017 6:30:08 AM

Writing Engaging Characters for Nonfiction

Writing Engaging Characters for Nonfiction  (continue reading)
Lauren Audet Sep 12, 2017 7:27:25 AM

6 Steps to Create an Environment that Supports Revision

6 Steps to Create an Environment that Supports Revision  (continue reading)
Lauren Audet Aug 30, 2017 6:48:43 AM

Heinemann Fellow Chris Hall on Building a Culture of Revision

Heinemann Fellow Chris Hall on Building a Culture of Revision  (continue reading)
Lauren Audet Jul 19, 2017 12:58:23 PM

Barry Lane: Going Back To The Party

Barry Lane: Going Back To The Party  (continue reading)
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