Informational Editing

Contributor: Rebecca Hann. Lesson ID: 11357

Does grammer and spelinng errers bother ewe? You don't want your writing to look like that! No one would want to read it! Learn the five points of focus as you prepare your writing for publication!



English / Language Arts
learning style
personality style
Lion, Otter
Grade Level
Middle School (6-8)
Lesson Type
Dig Deeper

Lesson Plan - Get It!

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Informational Writing Tip #4: While an informational piece should be clear and concise, it should also be lively and engaging, like this lesson!

Welcome back to the series, The Writing Process: Informational Writing!

Keep in mind that each of the Related Lessons in the series, found in the right-hand sidebar, will focus on a different step of the writing process.

It is important that you keep your writing at the end of each lesson because you will need to have it available for the next step, so you can add to it and make improvements. At the conclusion of the series, you will publish your writing and make it available for an audience of your choosing to read.

Let's get started!

Let's take a minute to review.

Informational writing (sometimes called expository or explanatory writing), is nonfiction, factual writing. Informational writing is the type of writing you would usually see in newspapers, almanacs, and reference books.

If you think about each of these examples of writing, you will notice this type of writing does not contain the writer's opinions or feelings.

You are now at the editing step of the writing process when you are looking through your paper again and making changes focused on spelling, grammar, and conventions.

In order to get a better understanding of editing, watch the Informative Paper Step 6 Editing, from Hailee Chico:

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  • Do you remember the four points of focus when you are editing a piece of writing?

Yes! Capitalization, understanding, punctuation, and spelling are the key focus points when editing your writing.

You are ready to move on to the Got It? section for some editing practice.

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