“It is perfectly okay to write garbage—as long as you edit brilliantly.”

– C. J. Cherryh

In order to teach children how to edit, improve and redraft, we use a carousel. The teacher will set up 5 stations (1 per table) where each table has a different focus. The children rotate around the tables with their books and carry out a different editing skill e.g.

Table 1: Punctuation

Table 2: Use a dictionary to check spelling

Table 3: Uplevel vocabulary using a thesaurus

Table 4: Sentence structure – add in complex sentences

Table 5: Use expanded noun phrases