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"Revision Toolbox"

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Summary

Participants will acquire the tools needed to revise a first draft and further develop their writing.

Instructional Strategies

1. Help your students understand that the writing process isn't finished after the first draft. 2. A good Revision Toolbox has tools that work with word choice, writing structures, and voice. 3. Encourage youth to collect words and create their own thesaurus. 4. Encourage them to experiment with time by using flashbacks or slow motion techniques. 5. Teach them about character development and perspective.

Participant Tasks

1. Work on your writing with the understanding that you are not finished after the first draft. 2. A good Revision Toolbox has tools that work with word choice, writing structures, and voice. 3. Collect words and create your own thesaurus. 4. Experiment with time by using flashbacks or slow motion techniques. 5. Use character development and perspective.

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