Welcome to HIT—How I Teach….In HIT #9, I’m Suuuuper excited to teach you how to use my Checklist Challenge! Yep…. This editing and revising tool for young writers will make your life so much easier! You will come away from this episode with your own free Checklist Challenge to use with students in grades four through twelve, tips on TPA (teach, practice, apply), the how to’s of clear grading of writing revisions, and so much more!

(I hope you can watch on video this week as it is a pretty visual lesson….but if not, be sure you get your Teacher’s Notebook sheets so you can see the Checklist Challenge and student coding clearly.)

In this “how to use the Checklist Challenge for revising and editing” episode, I use a completed paper with all the coding to show you what an outstanding revised-via-the CC paper looks like—all the coding, all the changes, and more.

You will also learn:

~How to use the free CC in your own classroom

~How to grade the CC

~How to use the CC as that critical element of APPLY in your writing lessons

~The benefits to the student of having such a clear-cut tool, including checking their own punctuation and additions, learning all the parts of speech through their own writing, being honest in their work, and much more!

~How to explain expectations to students using this tool

~How to shorten your grading time

~How to use writing feedback as the next teaching tool

~Much more~

 Of course, just like every lesson in my one-month downloadable books and my one-semester Meaningful Composition books, this one also has the invaluable sample paragraphs!

 And for your convenience, How I Teach…. is available as a podcast (follow along in your TN sheets for that week) and a YouTube video (with Power Point containing the same as the TN)!

 Note: This lesson came from Beauty and the Beast Checklist Challenge, a one-week downloadable product!


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