Writing, Revising, and Editing
Discuss with students the first part of page 165, which addresses writing the first draft. Model for students the process of writing the beginning, middle, and ending parts of a persuasive essay. After each part, have students write their own versions.
Then review the revising checklist in the middle of the page, and apply it for students with the essay that you have developed. Make at least two or three changes for students to see. Then have students individually and in pairs review their first drafts, using the checklist as a guide. Instruct them to make at least two or three content-related changes.
Follow the same process for editing (bottom of page 165). Refer students to the editing checklist on page 54 for help. After revising and editing, have students write a final copy of their essays.