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Editing and Revision Tricks

Using both Anderson's "Everyday Editing" and Noden's "Image Grammar" in classrooms of all ages

J Goodbar

on 19 November 2015

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Transcript of Editing and Revision Tricks

Edits and Revisions
Jeff Anderson's Everyday Editing and Harry Noden's Image Grammar
Narrative time! Write for 10-15 minutes. Paint the image with your words. Write what you see.You can choose to continue a piece in your notebook, or start a new one. Use the picture if needed to get your brain working.
Writing Prompt
Later definition: -ed words can also be used (later so as to not confuse with predicate)
1st definition: -ing verbs tagged to the beginning or end of a sentence
Painting with Participles
What is it?
Two-word combination of a noun and an –ing or –ed verb added onto a sentence
Painting with Absolutes
What do you see?
How can we put the snake's action into words?
Imitation time!
What is it?
Okay Sentence:
The cat climbed the tree.

Better Sentence:
Claws digging, feet kicking, the cat climbed the tree.
What do you notice?
With a partner, come up with a sentence for this picture using an absolute.
Painting with Appositives
What is it?
A noun phrase (acting as an adj) that adds a second image to the preceding noun
Good Sentence:
The raccoon enjoys eating turtle eggs.

Better Sentence:
The raccoon, a scavenger, enjoys eating turtle eggs.
What do you notice?
Painting with Adjectives Out of Order
Okay Sentence:
The large, red-eyed, angry bull moose charged the intruder.

Better Sentence:
The large bull moose, red-eyed and angry, charged the intruder.
Painting with Action Verbs
Eliminate passive voice and reduce "being" verbs.
Look at something you've written.
Can you add Action Verbs or jumble your Adjectives to strengthen your images?
Paint action to this picture using a participle (an -ing word at the beginning or end).
Keys to Remember
1. Show examples and have students imitate.
2. Differentiate definitions of grammatical ideas as needed.
Adding Dialogue
What can it add to a story?

What can dialogue show that it can't tell?
Let's Practice!
Worksheet and Writer's Notebook
Now that you have the basics...
Add dialogue to this film
Image Grammar
By Harry Noden
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