Writer’s Workshop- Editing


Today we conducted Author’s Chair [Link].  The children who participated as audience members had decent questions and a few comments.  As a result, one student thought he might like to make changes to his writing.  This was the teachable moment to introduce a mini-lesson on editing.

I told the children, “Writers often wish to add something to their writing- or sometimes, simplify or remove something they’ve written.  We call this editing.”  A few children decided they wanted to edit their writing.  A few added more detail to their setting.  One added another character.

Despite their young age and limited writing abilities, Preschool children can conduct a successful Writer’s Workshop.  They can understand the writer’s craft, processes, and create an authentic and living piece of their own.

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