Lesson 6: First Revision (Grading)

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Lesson 6: First Revision (SB)
You'll need to correctly answer at least 20 of the 39 questions below (at least 50%) to progress to the next unit.
Question #1: Do all my sentences support my topic sentence (no “carrots in my cookie jar”)?
Question #2: Did I communicate clearly?
Question #3: Did I use at least three of the five senses in describing my season?
Question #4: What word did you use to describe the sight?
Question #5: What word did you use to describe the smell?
Question #6: What word did you use to describe the sound?
Question #7: What word did you use to describe the feel?
Question #8: What word did you use to describe the taste?
Question #9: Did I avoid “season confusion”?
Question #10: Did I include contrasts in color and/or texture?
Question #11: Are my topic and choice of words appropriate for my audience?
Question #12: Does my title capture the essence of my paragraph?
Question #13: Did I choose a strong topic sentence that introduces my paragraph?
Question #14: Did I use no more than two forms of “to be” words? (Change the font color and underline all “to be” words in red.)
is, am, are, was, were, be, being, been
Question #15: Did I choose synonyms instead of repeating main words? (Change the font color and underline repeated words in blue. Replace with synonyms before submitting to teacher.)
Question #16: Did I use concrete words that are specific, vivid, and sensory? (Change the font color and underline vague words in green and find synonyms for them.)
Question #17: Did I check my “Weak Words” list (p. 17) against my paragraph? (Underline these in green.)
Question #18: Did I vary my sentence structure by beginning one sentence with paired adjectives?
Question #19: What is the first word of that sentence?
Question #20: Did I vary my sentence structure by using a simile?
Question #21: What is the first word of the sentence that includes a simile?
Question #22: Did I write concisely, avoiding wordiness? (Cross out unnecessary words or phrases.)
Question #23: Did I write a strong closing sentence that gives a feeling of ending?
Question #24: Did I save the computer files as: Lesson 6 Edited Sloppy Copy, Lesson 6 First Revision and Lesson 6 Final Draft?
Question #25: Did I put my name and date in the upper right-hand corner?
Question #26: Did I underline my title?
Question #27: Is my paragraph five to seven sentences long?
Question #28: How many sentences in the paragraph?
Question #29: Did I indent my first sentence? (If not, draw an arrow to show that you need to indent.)
Question #30: Did I leave margins around my paragraph? (If not, draw a light pencil line down the side.)
Question #31: Did I remember to skip every other line? (If not, before you rewrite, draw a light X on
each line you want to skip.)
Question #32: Did I use good spacing between words and sentences? (If not, draw two vertical lines)
Question #33: Did I double-check my spelling? (Underline suspected words; look up and change.)
Question #34: Did I double-check my capitalization and punctuation? (Correct any errors.)
Question #35: Did I use complete sentences and avoid run-on sentences and misplaced modifiers?
Question #36: Did I finish and turn in my Lesson 6 Season Mind Map?
Question #37: Did I correctly use this Checklist, including filling in all the blanks and using color to underline as directed? (This includes making corrections before I write my First Revision.)
Question #38: Turn in your Lesson 6 Edited Sloppy Copy here.
Allowed file types: doc, docx.
Question #39: Turn in your Lesson 6 First Revision here.
Allowed file types: doc, docx.
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