3rd Grade - Revising Drafts

 
     
 
     
 
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3rd
Writing
Revising drafts
Revise drafts to improve the coherence and logical progression of ideas by using an established rubric (evaluation and revision)
Student is able to reread a first draft and make it better. Student is also able to make corrections in writing conventions as well as improve organization and content by referring to a rubric.
 

Sample Problems

(1)

What is a rubric? A rubric is a scoring tool that lists the criteria for a piece of work.

(2)

How can I make my writing piece better?

(3)

Did I use the rubric to make my writing piece better?

(4)

Did I make sure to read over my draft more than once?

(5)

Did I make changes to my draft to make it better?

Learning Tips

(1)

Children can begin good writing habits by making sure to double check their writing any time they write.

(2)

It’s good practice for children to try to find their own mistakes. When you know there is a correction that they can fix on their own, have them reread the sentence and try to find their own mistake.

(3)

It can be difficult sometimes for children to accept having to make changes to their writing to make it better, so always try to give them a couple of compliments on their work before you talk about revisions.

(4)

If your child is typing their writing piece on a computer, always make sure to have them print out a draft. Then have them look at their printed product on paper and have them use a pen or pencil to make revisions.

(5)

When your child is working on a writing piece, make sure to have them keep every draft. This way they can look back at their work and not have to reinvent the wheel every time they start a new draft.

Extra Help Problems

(1)

Read the paragraph below and answer the 7 following questions.



Nick and Jess and Monica went to the pet store.2) Nick bot a big bag food for his dog.3) Jess looked at the turtles and sade, I wish I could take one home! 4) Monica was feeding crackers to scarlet, a big red parrot that talked. 5) Before they left, everybuddy went over to play wiff the tiny kittens


Rewrite the first sentence by using commas.


(2)

In sentence 2, there is a spelling error. Rewrite the word so it is spelled correctly.

(3)

In sentence 3, there is a spelling error. Rewrite the word so it is spelled correctly.

(4)

Sentence 3 has another error. Rewrite the entire sentence correctly.

(5)

Write the word that should be capitalized in sentence 4 correctly.

(6)

In sentence 5, there is a spelling error. Rewrite the word so it is spelled correctly.

(7)

Sentence 5 has another error. Rewrite the entire sentence correctly.

(8)

Read the paragraph below and answer the 6 following questions.



Michael, Joey, justin, and Adam played street hocky. 2) Thay all put on roller blades and divided into to teams. 3) Michael and Joey’s team score three goals.4) Justin and Adam’s team scored five goal. 5) everyone had a great tyme!



In sentence 1, there is a spelling error. Rewrite the word so it is spelled correctly.

(9)

Sentence 1 has another error. Rewrite the entire sentence correctly.

(10)

Find and fix the two spelling mistakes in sentence 2.

(11)

Rewrite sentence 3 so that it has no mistakes.

(12)

Rewrite sentence 4 so that it has no mistakes.

(13)

Rewrite sentence 5 so that it has no mistakes.

(14)

Read the third paragraph below and answer the 6 following questions.


last night my father mad us a spaghetti dinner. 2) He macks the best meatballs in the world! 3) I ate lots of spaghetti. 4) My brother spill sauce on his white shirt. 5) Whee all laughed. 6) I love when My dad makes spaghetti



In sentence 1 there is a spelling error. Rewrite the word so that it is spelled correctly.

(15)

Sentence 1 has another error. Rewrite the entire sentence correctly.

(16)

Find and fix the mistake in sentence 2.

(17)

Are there any mistakes in sentence 3? If there are, rewrite the sentence correctly. If there are not, leave the sentence alone.

(18)

Are there any mistakes in sentence 4? If there are, rewrite the sentence correctly. If there are not, leave the sentence alone.

(19)

Rewrite sentence 5 correctly.

(20)

Rewrite sentence 6 correctly.

(21)

Use the rubric below to answer the following questions.







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3



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Content


Always stays on topic with all events related to the story; has many details that help the reader picture the story.

Has some events that are not important to the story; has some details that help the reader picture the story.

Has many events that are not important to the story; has few details that help the reader picture the story.

Mostly or completely off-topic; very few or no details that help the reader picture the story.



Organization


Story has a strong beginning, middle, and end; each paragraph describes a new event.

Story has a good beginning, middle, and end; most paragraphs describe new events.

Beginning, middle, and end are not clear; no paragraph breaks or breaks don’t make sense.

Story is missing a beginning, a middle, and/or an end; no paragraph breaks.



What type of writing piece is the rubric for?

(22)

If the events of the story always stay on topic, what score will the writer get in content?

(23)

If the narrative has a strong beginning, middle, and end, what score will the writer get in organization?

(24)

Can the writer get a 3 in organization and a 2 in organization?

(25)

Do you think the rubric will help the writer? How?

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