Helping your students learn to write clear, concise sentences using fewer words is an important part of grammar instruction! Wordiness not only obscures ideas, but causes readers to become frustrated. Here are five strategies (with examples) that will get students revising wordy sentences with confidence.
EDITING AND REVISING CHECKLIST FOR STUDENTS
This reference sheet is a convenient resource to add to students' writing journals or folders. When students complete writing assignments, encourage them to pull out the 5 Tips for Revising Sentences Edit Sheetto review and edit their work.