Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Revision: the hard sell
I just picked this book up from the library today and I absolutely love the cover.
Revision is such a hard concept to sell. Students often think that if they communicated their thoughts and vomited them all out on the page, then their job is done. It's difficult for them to understand why you need to find accurate, precise words and have sentences that flow like music.
This cover is so simple, yet immensely effective at getting the point across - especially if the students understand what the cover phrases are alluding to.
I hope the book is just as delightful as the cover.
For a change of pace, check out this fabulous Dystopian lit giveaway on Lenore's blog.