Tried it Tuesday - Celebrity Revisions and Writer's Eye Editing

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.

Why I wanted to remind people of this little trick is because it is summer movie season and I will be heading to the movies over the summer and will be collecting the 3D glasses to add to my collection. In fact we are going to see Monsters University 3D tonight.

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!!


  1. Thanks so much for sharing! Are there any celebrities your Fourth Graders absolutely loved?

  2. I LOVE both of these ideas! My students last year would not revise or edit without me basically doing it for them, it drove me crazy! These ideas both look like something that would motivate them to do it on their own.

    Literacy Spark

  3. I love both of these ideas and can't wait to implement them in the fall. Also, I am your newest follower!

    :) Nicole
    Tadpole Tidbits

  4. This is a great idea. I am going to have to try it with my kiddos next year. I can totally see it motivating some of them!

    Hunter's Tales from Teaching

  5. Love this idea! I'm totally going to have to use this for the upcoming school year with my kiddos... Now to tell all my friends who go to the movies to save me their 3D glasses!

    Crayons & Storybooks

  6. I want to be in your classroom! This is SO cool!! I pinned it so I can remember later:)
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  7. This is really cute! I know many fourth grade girls who would love to read to One Direction or Justin Bieber! Yay for you!


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