Thursday, January 23, 2014

Quick Tip/Share: Writing and Proofreading

Have you ever wanted to have a way for your teens work proofread  by someone else so that it makes the editing/revising process a bit less painful for your learner and YOU? - If you answered yes, have I got a resource to share with you ! Its called Paper Rater. (primarily for Middle School writing and up)

This site is very simple to use. All you need to do is to cut & paste the piece of writing into the space and give the work a title and follow the prompts and submit the piece of writing.

I tried this and submitted a piece of my teens writing and I love it! It was really helpful getting feedback and information that wasn't coming from me, MOM.

The report that came back examined the following; Plagiarism, Spelling and Grammar, Style and Word Choice Analysis, Readability Statistics, Title Validation, Vocabulary and also graded the paper.

I really liked how I could read this over to my teen for a more "objective" point of view. Let's face it us Mom's who play Editor have a tough job critiqing our learners work and its just nice for us to have something that we can use to give feedback that is constructive and can be used as a great teaching tool.

I hope you get a chance to give this a try~ If you do let me know what you think!

Quick Tip & Share Series: Writing: An Interactive Model Bank

Elements of Lanaguage 
Have you ever wanted to find a quick writing model for your teen? I have.

Here is a neat interactive model bank that can help show and explain specific "kinds of writing".

It is interactive so if you click on the margins it explains the specific concept in more detail for better understanding.

Happy Writing!

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