Are you tired of nagging reminding your students again and again (and yet again) to check their writing for capitals, spelling, neatness, and end punctuation?
If you are – CALL THE COPS!
Seriously! Use the COPS to help your little writers
slow down and edit their own writing.
So don’t keep nagging reminding –
just call the COPS!
As you can see each letter in COPS reminds students important details they need to check for in their writing.
EDITING ANCHOR POSTERS
The anchor posters are perfect to introduce the COPS editing method and then placed on your walls for students to reference to all year,
EDITING MINI-LESSON & RESOURCES
This unit includes all you need to teach your students to do their own editing! You will find a motivating launch mini-lesson! After you use the pocket chart sort in your mini-lesson, put it in one of your centers for independent practice.
Your students will love completing the ‘Deputy’ Training to earn their COPS Deputy badge and certificate of achievement. (Can’t you just see your kids in that cute COPS hat?)
NO-PREP PRACTICE WORKSHEETS
You will be able to provide additional practice with more NO PREP worksheets! I have included an editable one for you to create your own as needed. These are perfect for morning work, homework, and literacy centers!
Notice the COPS boxes to the left of each sentence – that is for students to put tally marks (or numbers) of how many of those edits needed to be made in that sentence. This helps them s.l.o.w. down and actually reflect on their writing.
These bookmarks are handy reminders to edit. You might like to put them in their students’ writing folder, tape on desk, or keep in their pencil boxes.
Teachers LOVE the speeding tickets to use with student writing! Now, we know there will be some little ‘speeders’ that rush though their writing without ‘patrolling their writing! That’s when they get a ticket!
Just put a check under the area that need editing and attach it to the writing that needs editing. The student then needs to look back to find and correct their own writing.
They can do that – right?! They went through the ‘Deputy’ Training! 😉
This is a fun, interactive way to cement the editing concepts in their minds.
So. . . are your tired of nagging your students to edit their writing? If so, call the COPS!
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