1st Edition

Patterns of Revision, Grade 3 Inviting 3rd Graders into Conversations That Elevate Writing

By Whitney La Rocca, Jeff Anderson Copyright 2024

    With every lesson grounded in the critical strategy of writers talking out their revisions, Patterns of Revision will establish routines, practices, and mindsets to set you and your students up for success from day one. Discover the joy inherent in writing - and writing instruction - when we explore revision through engaging inquiry and the study of models, building flexible, competent revisors, step-by-step, in an open-ended discussion of meaning driven revision choices and their effects.

    Part 1: Exploring Patterns of Revision in Bite-Sized Chunks Chapter 1: Invitation to Delete Unnecessary Information Chapter 2: Invitation to Rearrange Chapter 3: Invitation to Add Connectors Part 2: Revision Through Sentence Combining Putting Draft Together Chapter 4: Invitation to Combine Conclusion: Living in a Revision Mindset


    Whitney La Rocca, with over twenty years in education, has been a teacher, a literacy coach, and a consultant, working with children and teachers across grade levels, schools, and districts. With a deep knowledge of content, standards, and best practices, Whitney enjoys delivering professional development and coaching teachers to support children as they develop their identities in the world of literacy. She continues to learn from children each day.

    For over thirty years, Jeff Anderson has inspired writers and teachers with the power and joy of writing and grammar. He has written sixteen books for Stenhouse Publishers, including the ground-breaking classic Mechanically Inclined. He lives near downtown San Antonio with his partner and their rescue pup.