I am excited to share my latest thinking about interactive edits. In the past, I have used D.O.L. (Daily Oral Language) worksheets in my classroom in the hopes that my students would correct all the mistakes in poorly written sentences. I hoped, that by knowing how to correct numerous errors in poorly written sentences, they would be able to write correctly themselves.
My thinking completely shifted when I learned about Jeff Anderson and his idea of showing students well-written sentences, rather than putting poorly written sentences in front of them. If you ever have the opportunity to hear Mr. Anderson speak, TAKE IT! He is phenomenal…and highly entertaining I might add.
Check out this amazing 3-minute video of Jeff Anderson as he explains how to invite students to notice great writing.