Editing symbols | Mentoring in the Middle

Editing symbols

Many years ago, someone gave me a set of editing symbols printed on brightly colored paper that I laminated and posted in front of my room.  Then, for a number of years, I didn't teach writing in a way that needed those symbols (we all teach writing in some form though, don't we?)  Anyway, I gave them away.

A couple of weeks ago, I learned that I'd be teaching writing again.  So, here's what I created today.


There are ten posters in all like this.  Want them?  They're free for 24 hours at my TpT store.  While you're there, follow me so you can learn about other freebies I'll be putting up this summer.

Have a great Wednesday!


  1. What a clever way to display editing marks!

    As to your post below, have you read "The Book Whisperer" by Donalynn Miller? If you haven't, it is a MUST READ for every teacher. I loved it and the tips I learned really helped my kids read more books and genres this year.

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    1. I actually wrote an earlier blogpost about that book. I'm halfway through it and loving it!

  2. Dang it! I must have missed them...they sure are cute! :) I was in class yesterday and didn't get to do my daily blog-reading!
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