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Revision Lesson: Additions & Subtractions

Level: High School & College

Oftentimes, students become satisfied with a particular piece of writing and do not push themselves to further develop the idea, image, or emotion. This short activity pushes your students to add depth to what they perceive to be the most interesting aspects of their writing.



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Worksheet: Additions & Subtractions

Step 1: In the spaces below, write your five favorite nodes from your poem.

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After writing your five favorite lines, write a continuation of each line. One continuation must be a question. One must be a command. One must be in the passive voice. One must rhyme.

Step 2: In the spaces below, list five lines you feel should be eliminated or deleted from your node poem.

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After listing these fives lines, circle one that you plan to keep in your poem. For each of the other four lines, create three alternatives.

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