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Writing strategy-COPS
• There are four questions that can be used
as an error-monitoring strategy.
• The letters COPS would be a Cue to
detect f...
C – Capitalization (Did I capitalize the first
word and proper nouns?)
1. Titles
2. Proper nouns
3. Beginning of sentences...
O – Overall appearance ( Have I used spacing, legibility, neatness,
indention of paragraphs and complete sentences?)
•
•
•...
P – Punctuation (Have I used commas,
semicolons, and end punctuation
correctly?)
1. proper end marks
2. commas
3. semi-col...
S – Spelling (are the words spelled
correctly?)
• 1. Use tools such as lists, word walls,
dictionaries, word study noteboo...
Writing Strategy
• Reread the each sentence four times, each time
concentrating on one of the four points in COPS.
• This ...
• 1. For proofreading own writing after completion
of a rough draft.
• 2. For checking each other's work before
handing in...
Review
1. After you have written a rough

draft of a sentence, paragraph
or essay, you will exchange
work in order to COPS...
**the yelow cat run through bens house and made
the little Girl fall down?
Using the four steps, lets look at this sentenc...
COPS is a great strategy to encourage
proof-reading and looking for
specific errors.
The result is good constructive editi...
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  1. 1. Writing strategy-COPS
  2. 2. • There are four questions that can be used as an error-monitoring strategy. • The letters COPS would be a Cue to detect four kinds of common errors.
  3. 3. C – Capitalization (Did I capitalize the first word and proper nouns?) 1. Titles 2. Proper nouns 3. Beginning of sentences http://www.quia.com/mc/3522.html
  4. 4. O – Overall appearance ( Have I used spacing, legibility, neatness, indention of paragraphs and complete sentences?) • • • • • 1. spaces between words and double spaces between lines 2. neat printing/ writing /typing 3. paragraphs are indented 4. paragraphs follow the model 5. complete sentences used http://familyphonics.com/handwriting/neatness.htm
  5. 5. P – Punctuation (Have I used commas, semicolons, and end punctuation correctly?) 1. proper end marks 2. commas 3. semi-colons, colons, quotation marks, and hyphens as required http://www.kimskorner4teachertalk.com/writing/sixtrait/conventions
  6. 6. S – Spelling (are the words spelled correctly?) • 1. Use tools such as lists, word walls, dictionaries, word study notebooks, and spell check technology. http://www.kidsspell.com/spelling-games/scramblers.php
  7. 7. Writing Strategy • Reread the each sentence four times, each time concentrating on one of the four points in COPS. • This COPS strategy can assist in organizing the editing in today’s lesson. • It focuses on different aspects of the writing and helps look for errors in various criteria areas while working through the editing process.
  8. 8. • 1. For proofreading own writing after completion of a rough draft. • 2. For checking each other's work before handing in an assignment. • 3. For checking group work after each draft. • 4. For proof-reading essay exam questions.
  9. 9. Review 1. After you have written a rough draft of a sentence, paragraph or essay, you will exchange work in order to COPS each other's writings.
  10. 10. **the yelow cat run through bens house and made the little Girl fall down? Using the four steps, lets look at this sentence for errors and correct them together. Now, lets look at your completed assignment and use this strategy to make any corrections.
  11. 11. COPS is a great strategy to encourage proof-reading and looking for specific errors. The result is good constructive editing as well as error-monitoring that improves the overall writing skills.

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