Revising and editing are two essential pieces of the writing process. Revising refers to improving the content of the writing (ideas, order, clarify), and editing focuses on correcting basic grammar, spelling, and punctuation. When teachers give students strategies for revising and editing, students develop the capacity to self-regulate their learning and writing. Explicit instruction of these strategies, with a gradual release, helps students further develop the craft of writing to effectively express their ideas.
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