This Resource Chart was created by: Mrs. Lemieux
Revising And Editing
By: Alyssa and Bristol
Here are some simple steps that will allow you to create a perfect narrative story.
Revising and Ratiocination of Narrative Story
Step 1. Underline the first word in each sentence. Tip: If a word is used 2 or more times then it needs to be changed.
"Years" is the first WORD of the sentence if its used twice in the same paragraph, you change the word that means the same.
Don't forget to use your resources!
Try using resources like:
It gives you plenty of words that have the same meaning as the word you're looking for.
Next portion of editing...
Circle all inactive "to be" verbs such as: Is, are, was, were, be and been. Tip: Replace with active verbs or sensory language. What is sensory language? Its like a different way of saying something but with more detail
Even though George was told not to he kicked the ball in the house, "Now you must go to you're room George!" His mother told him.
Now we must add VIVID VERBS!
Even though George was told not to he punted the ball down the long hallway in his house. "Now you must go to you're room George!" His mother shouted in anger.
Put a wavy line under dialogue. Tip: Is it in a new paragraph? is it indented to show someone else is talking?
Cross out modifiers such as: very, a lot, many and good. Tip: Replace with specific details or sensory language.
Put a box around a vivid setting. Tip: Show don't tell.
Use a light bulb to show mature transitions words.
Editing and Clocking
Terrible Transitions: Then, after and next.
Terrific Transitions: Suddenly or At the knick of time.