2. Decide on Responsibility for Each Item on the Checklist

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In this video, you will get together with your group to read a story.

You will then look at the Revising and Editing Style Guide Checklist and decide who will be responsible for which editing guidelines.

For the next few videos, you will work with a group of 3-4 people.

All group members will gather around one computer first and then return to their own computers.

If you don’t have a group, ask your teacher.

To start, gather at one computer and have a group member: Open one of the starter projects, Make a copy, Rename it, And share it with the other group members.

This allows you to all work in the same document from your own computers.

Before you return to your own computer, read the story together.

Choose someone in your group to read the story aloud, then read it to yourself once.

Reading it multiple times allows you to become more familiar with the piece.

As you revise and edit a document, it is helpful to keep in mind what you are looking for as you read.

When professional editors review a document, they follow a “style guide.”

This is a set of rules and guidelines that help editors make sure documents are clear, consistent, and error-free.

Each person in your group will use this checklist to edit the document and give constructive, respectful feedback.

First, read each rule together to make sure everyone understands what each one means.

You will be looking for things like: Making sure there is a clear beginning, middle, and end, Correct punctuation and spelling, A variety of sentence beginnings, And making sure there are descriptive words.

Decide who will be responsible for which editing guidelines.

Everyone should have at least two.

Each group member will use the editing guidelines they are responsible for to check for those specific errors in the story. Finally, have one group member: Make a copy of the editing checklist, Rename it, And share it with the other group members.

Now, it’s your turn: Copy and share the story, Read the story together, Discuss the Revising and Editing Style Guide Checklist, Decide who will be responsible for which editing guidelines, And copy and share the Revising and Editing Style Guide Checklist.

Instructions

  1. Copy and share the story.
  2. Read the story together.
  3. Discuss the Revising and Editing Style Guide Checklist.
  4. Decide who will be responsible for which editing guidelines.
  5. Copy and share the Revising and Editing Style Guide Checklist.