Second grade writers were introduced to the revision and editing process this week. All 2nd grade writers reviewed and reread small moment stories they have been working to draft since late September. Writers are now turning their attention to the revision and editing process before beginning the final draft recopy stage. Students are rereading their stories and engaging in independent revision, utilizing color revision pens. They also work in partnerships to help them note where they need to add details to their stories. Details might include how people are feeling and moving and what people are saying or thinking in their stories. Once student writers complete the revision stage, they head into the editing stage. The editing stage gives writers an opportunity to reread their work with attention to fixing the spelling of frequently used sight words and adding basic punctuation marks (periods, question marks, exclamation points and quotation marks). Once the student's revision and editing stages are complete students begin the challenging process of recopying their first drafts to include all of their revisions and edits. We all look forward to reading reading their final drafts.