The
Writing Process
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These are the steps of the writing process that will be taught throughout the year.

 

Prewriting-

Choose a topic and plan your writing.

Use graphic organizers and get your main ideas together in some form of organization.

 

Drafting-

Now you can write!


Get your ideas down quickly.


Don't worry if you make errors. Have fun!


Be creative!

 

Revising-

Read your draft.

How can you make your ideas clearer?

Should you move anything to improve the order?

Can you use stronger words?

Should you add or remove anything?

 

Proofreading-

Read your draft carefully.

Look for errors in:

  • spelling
  • grammar usage
  • punctuation
  • capitalization
  • sentence errors

Correct errors on your rough draft.

You may need to proofread your copy more than once!

 

Revising Checklist-

  • Is the writing easy to understand?
  • Should I leave anything out?
  • Do I need to add anything?
  • Does the writing have a beginning, a middle and an end?
  • Do I need to replace uninteresting words or phrases or overused words or phrases?