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: EDITING 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!
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