THE FIVE STEPS OF THE WRITING PROCESS

STEP 1: PREWRITING—Monday
THINK
  • Determine your purpose and audience
  • Brainstorm ideas about the subject.
  • Use a graphic organizer for your information.
  • Do your research.

STEP 2: DRAFTING—Tuesdays
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.
  • Develop a thesis sentence, topic sentences and supporting details.

STEP 3: REVISING—Wednesdays
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.
  • Have someone check your work

STEP 4: PROOFREADING—Thursdays
MAKE IT CORRECT
  • Be sure all sentences are complete.
  • Correct spelling, capitalization, and punctuation.
  • Change words that are not used correctly..
  • Recopy it correctly and neatly.

STEP 5: Final Draft—Fridays
SHARE THE FINISHED PRODUCT
  • Type or write in pen for your final draft.
  • Turn the paper into the box