Organization: Color-coding the text
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  • Develop common language—the pink = a topic sentence, blue is a supporting detail, etc

Transitions:
http://www.greenville.k12.sc.us/taylorse/Taylors%20Elementary%20Curriculum%20Information/elatrans.asp
http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/ela4/h/transitionwords.htm
http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/ela4/h/chronologicalnarrativep.htm

Grade Level Analysis:
http://www.editcentral.com/gwt/com.editcentral.EC/EC.html



Spelling:
www.spellingcity.com
www.kidsspell.com

Word choice:



Voice:
  • Podcast your draft. Perhaps use www.vocaroo.com. Listen back to it and make notes on your hard copy about changes.
  • Have a peer read it into the podcast recorder and listen to his/her audio file.
  • Cut and paste your text into: AT&T Text-to-speech | Expressivo