• THE FIVE STEPS OF THE WRITING PROCESS

     

    STEP 1:  PREWRITING

              THINK

    ·         Decide on a topic to write about.

    ·         Consider who will read or listen to your written work.

    ·         Brainstorm ideas about the subject.

    ·         List places where you can research information.

    ·         Do your research.

     

    STEP 2:  DRAFTING

              WRITE

    ·         Put the information you researched into your own words.

    ·         Write sentences and paragraphs even if they are not perfect.

    ·         Read what you have written and judge if it says what you mean.

    ·         Show it to others and ask for suggestions.

     

    STEP 3:  REVISING

              MAKE IT BETTER

    ·         Read what you have written again.

    ·         Think about what others said about it.

    ·         Rearrange words or sentences.

    ·         Take out or add parts.

    ·         Replace overused or unclear words.

    ·         Read your writing aloud to be sure it flows smoothly.

     

    STEP 4:  PROOFREADING

              MAKE IT CORRECT

    ·         Be sure all sentences are complete.

    ·         Correct spelling, capitalization, and punctuation.

    ·         Change words that are not used correctly.

    ·         Have someone check your work.

    ·         Recopy it correctly and neatly.

     

    STEP 5:  PUBLISHING

              SHARE THE FINISHED PRODUCT

    ·         Read your writing aloud to a group.

    ·         Create a book of your work.

    ·         Send a copy to a friend or relative.

    ·         Put your writing on display.

    ·         Illustrate, perform, or set your creation to music.

    ·         Congratulate yourself on a job well done!

Last Modified on November 27, 2017