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Edit Writing with COPS

May easily be used for: self, peer, or teacher editing. I post these editing posters on my Writing Focus Wall and the students glue the bookmarks in their writing folders.

Are you tired of nagging reminding your students again and again (and yet again) to check their writing for capitals, spelling, neatness, and end punctuation?
If you are - CALL THE COPS!
Seriously!  Use the COPS to help your little writers
slow down and edit their own writing.
So don't keep nagging reminding -
just call the COPS!

Don't you just love acronyms?!  They really help anchor concepts in the students' (and teacher's :)) minds!

As you can see each letter in COPS reminds students important details they need to check for in their writing.

EDITING ANCHOR POSTERS

The anchor posters are perfect to introduce the COPS editing method and then placed on your walls for students to reference to all year,

EDITING MINI-LESSON & RESOURCES

This unit includes all you need to teach your students to do their own editing!  You will find a motivating launch mini-lesson!  After you use the pocket chart sort in your mini-lesson, put it in one of your centers for independent practice.

'DEPUTY' TRAINING

Your students will love completing the 'Deputy' Training to earn their COPS Deputy badge and certificate of achievement.  (Can't you just see your kids in that cute COPS hat?)


NO-PREP PRACTICE WORKSHEETS

You will be able to provide additional practice with more NO PREP worksheets!  I have included an editable one for you to create your own as needed.  These are perfect for morning work, homework, and literacy centers!

Notice the COPS boxes to the left of each sentence - that is for students to put tally marks (or numbers) of how many of those edits needed to be made in that sentence.  This helps them s.l.o.w. down and actually reflect on their writing.

Editing writing will be a joy for your students with Edit Writing with COPS! It is an engaging, effective way for students to remember to edit their writing! “Patrol Your Writing with COPS!”  May easily be used for: self, peer, or teacher editing. I post these on my Writing Focus Wall and the students glue the bookmarks in their writing folders.

STUDENT BOOKMARKS

These bookmarks are handy reminders to edit.  You might like to put them in their students' writing folder, tape on desk, or keep in their pencil boxes.

SPEEDING TICKETS

Teachers LOVE the speeding tickets to use with student writing!  Now, we know there will be some little 'speeders' that rush though their writing without 'patrolling their writing!  That's when they get a ticket!  

Just put a check under the area that need editing and attach it to the writing that needs editing.  The student then needs to look back to find and correct their own writing.  

They can do that - right?!  They went through the 'Deputy' Training!  ;)
Editing writing will be a joy for your students with Edit Writing with COPS! It is an engaging, effective way for students to remember to edit their writing! “Patrol Your Writing with COPS!”  May easily be used for: self, peer, or teacher editing. I post these on my Writing Focus Wall and the students glue the bookmarks in their writing folders.

FLIP BOOK

Students love flip books, oh my!  
This is a fun, interactive way to cement the editing concepts in their minds.

So. . . are your tired of nagging your students to edit their writing?  If so, call the COPS!

Click on the picture below to get started.

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PIN FOR LATER

Imagine your students editing their own sentences! Just teach them to use COPS to edit their writing and they will love to do it for themselves! This unit is packed with anchor charts, worksheets and more ... everything you need to teach and motivate your little writers!  It's great for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and home school students. {first, second, third, fourth, fifth}. See for yourself!  #teacher #homeschool #students #editwriting #editsentences



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  1. Hi Peggy! I taught with you at Tri City Christian School about 15 years ago! Happy to find your blog on Pinterest!

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