Instructional Strategy Guide: Reviewing

Students learn about the “craft” of writing during reviewing. Good writers review and rewrite text many times, making it more interesting, informative, and/or convincing. Differentiated instruction can help students to clarify meaning, improve flow, and edit text. Research shows that most students revise writing for mechanics and format. They also need to focus on clarity, engagement, or genre purpose. Explicit instruction, feedback from other readers, and ongoing support is the key to building reviewing skills. View this slideshow for an overview of teaching the strategy of Reviewing. Printable text-only version available below.