Nancy Fetzer: Editing and Revising (K-1)

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Grade Level Ranges:
PK - Grade 2
Content Areas:
Reading, Writing, and Communicating
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Nancy Fetzer, writing
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These videos give information about three unique editing and revising lessons specifically teach students how to fix capitalization, punctuation errors (using Green Light-Red Light!) and redundant words (using the Redundant Police). Additionally, they also learn how to add more descriptive language (using Dot the Nouns).

Part 1 is 14 minutes 26 seconds long - explains the philosophy around revising and editing with kindergartners and first grade students.  Green Light-Red Light! lesson begins at 5:40 and Dot the Nouns lesson begins at 8:51

Part 2 14 minutes 39 seconds - continues the explanation of Dot the Nouns strategy.  Redundent Words strategy lesson begins at 5:13.

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Fetzer, N. (2012, December 24). K 1 Editing and Revising Part 1 []. Retrieved from

 Fetzer, N. (2012, December 24). K 1 Editing and Revising Part 2 []. Retrieved from