Overview: Students will use COPS and the focused edit strategy to practice editing and then edit their opinion paper.W.3.1: Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons. I can write opinion pieces and support my opinion with reasons.W.3.5: With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1-3 up to and including grade 3 here.) I can develop and strenghten my writing by planning, revising, and editing with the help of my peers and an adult. 
Elementary Education, English Language Arts, Composition and Rhetoric
Upper Primary
Grade 3
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Annie Perteet on Apr 20, 04:01am

This lesson uses a "COPS" acronym for editing student work. The idea of associating students who may be from neighborhoods where they have negative dealings with cops is not a good idea. Also the idea that the average black man are targeted by cops and is most likely to be incarcerated is a poor idea for having students be subject to be sanctioned or monitored by COP on their work. That can be a layer of perpetuating oppression-imprisoning the mind in students' thought process in their attempt to think and communicate. Oppression begins in the mind through the thought process. But, the thought is good. It is a good idea to have an editing sheet to support student when they are in the editing stage of writing. I have my students use a sheet to remind them to go back and edit before publishing their work.



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