Monday, May 3, 2021

Resources for Educators: Radical Revision

More and more, teachers are requesting educational resources that go beyond traditional teachers guides and activity sheets. So while I do still have those kinds of materials on my website, I’m also offering resources that delve deeply into the nonfiction reading and writing process from an author’s point of view. 

Some of these resources focus on books I’ve written and describe various stages of my creative process in detail, while others provide more general information  and highlight books written by a wide variety of nonfiction authors.  

On Mondays this year, I’m sharing some of these resources and providing ideas for how they might be used in the classroom. Today, I’m going to focus on the Radical Revision activity idea, which you can access by clicking on the Nonfiction Writing Resources icon.

When I visit schools, I talk about the importance of taking a break after writing a first draft, so I can go back to it with fresh eyes and an open mind. That led teachers at Kennedy Elementary School in Billerica, MA to develop a revision activity that I love. Check it out!

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