There’s always one question at the forefront of educators’ minds when it comes to the teaching of writing: how on earth can you get children to properly check their work?
We’ve all tried a plethora of methods: line by line using a ruler; peer checking; pulling out your hair and exasperatedly asking little Timmy to check it again and ‘see if it makes sense’. How can we make this process easier for our children? One method is editing stations.
The premise is easy: you take the taught features from your genre and dedicate a ‘station’ to the checking of these.
Children take their books and visit one station at a time. Lay out information cards or resources on each table featuring ‘how to’ guides or examples.
Download and personalise this free set of editing station cards to suit your purpose.