Second grade writers are finishing up our first writing unit on small moment stories writing this week. Writers have reviewed and reread all the stories they have drafted since early September, and are working to turn their attention to final revisions and edits before beginning the final draft stage. Working with writing partners allows for friendly and thoughtful conversations about writing including compliments, questions, and suggestions about where to add details to work. Details might include how people are feeling and moving or what they are saying and 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 snap words and adding basic punctuation marks (periods, question marks, exclamation points). Once the student's revision and editing stages are complete, the challenging process of writing a final draft to include all of their revisions and edits begins. We all look forward to celebrating their hard work together next week!