In the post, I use this image as I compare revising a manuscript to renovating a home. And that inspired Miss Ruffio (@missruffio), a dedicated teacher in Highland Park, NJ, to start looking for other examples of revision in real life.
Here’s the image she tweeted back to me:
It compares two figures from an older version of a Harry Potter Lego set to the revised versions of those same two figures in a newer Harry Potter Lego set.
Yep. That’s a prime example of Revision in Real Life.
Miss Ruffio shared the photos with her students, and challenged them to look for more examples of revision in real life. A few days later, one of her fifth graders brought in this photo:
It compares an original B&W image of Mickey Mouse to the current version of our favorite cartoon mouse. Great job!
What about you? Can you find more examples of Revision in Real Life? Can your students? I’d love to see any examples you find. Please tweet them to me with the hashtag #RevisioninRealLife. Let’s see what we can come up with.