I am linking up with Holly the awesome blogger responsible for the blog Fourth Grade Flipper and this linky....
I am sharing two ideas you may have read about before on this blog but as it is almost summer I thought some people may like to hear about them (again).
First up, editing with our writer's eyes. I have this display that I got from First Grade Fresh.(that is where I think it is from but it is from 2 years ago so....)
After completing a first draft of a writing assignment my students go and get a pair of glasses, put them on and edit their work! They take a checklist and use their very best writer's eye to catch any errors. I love this system because wearing the glasses seems to make the kiddos focus on their writing more. I use 3D movie glasses with the lenses popped out.
After my students use their writer's eye to edit them move on to celebrity revisions. I took this idea from Teacher Tipster.
They take a photo of a celebrity and read their writing to them. They are looking for words to dazzle the stars. I use these frames from the dollar store and pictures I print from Google. I like these frames because you can add two pictures back to back. The students also love this and often add more sparkling, descriptive, celebrity worthy words to their writing. It also buys me some time when I am trying to work with students and everyone wants to talk to you!!