CLASS: Writing & Editing Made Easy

EDITING MADE EASY: Strategies For All Writers (Course Number: ED443T)

Do students groan when you say it is time to edit and revise? Are you intimidated by grammar and writing conventions, perhaps never having been explicitly taught them in a way that made sense?  Is there never enough time for editing in your writers' workshop? 

Does it seem that your editing lessons are not really connected to what students are writing? Do some students still struggle to write complete sentences, while others have mastered that but struggle with other conventions? How do you take all students to the next level?   

This class teaches you to focus and build on what your students are doing right. Instead of targeting student errors, learn how to build on their writing strengths. Use literature and well-written sentences to show students how their sentences can be crafted. Find ways to make editing a daily part of your writing time.

It IS possible to have fun while teaching editing, grammar and conventions to all of your students! Each chapter provides you with ideas you can use immediately.

Appropriate for teachers of grades 3-12.
This class is also ideal for teachers who work with ESL students.

The text is
Everyday Editing by Jeff Anderson, available at for $15.  

Check out the assignments. Remember, you have a whole year to complete the assignments! You can cancel the class anytime in the first 30 days for a refund (minus a $20 processing fee).
Click here to sign up for the class and finish your first assignment today. (Course Number: ED443T)

Move your students past red pen fear! 

  • You will learn how to use mentor sentences in your writers workshop
  • Learn best practices to tackle “grammarphobia.” (Yours and/or your students)
  • Teach writing and editing in a way that your students will not only understand, but also enjoy.
  • The class is friendly to take and does not make you feel stupid about grammar.

The classes are taught by a Sacha Luria, who has been featured on Disney Radio, NPR and in the Oakland Tribune for her success in teaching reading.

3 Quarter Credits =  $285

One of the top 5 classes I've taken

I’d like to express my appreciation for you and your class. Rarely do I take an online class where I feel like I actually learned something I could use and this one is in the top five classes I have taken since I have become an educator. I was really not expecting to get so much out of the course as I did, and for that I thank you. I also am impressed by how quickly you got back to me as I turned in assignments. It was fun to check my email and see that you had responded, and were positive in that response as well. My only regret is that I didn’t notice that I could request more feedback until now! I hope you enjoy the rest of your summer and school year.
- Clint Hill, English Department Head

This practical class for classroom teachers is worth three 500 or 400 level Professional continuing education quarter credit credits or 30 clock hours. (Antioch University Seattle is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 30 North La Salle St. #2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504. Antioch has held accreditation continuously since 1975. )
  • Students have taken my courses and used them for professional development or credential renewals from many states and countries including California, New York, Washington, Wyoming, Montana, Oregon, Illinois, Colorado and Ohio.
  • If you are not sure if you can use these credits, call your schools HR department and ask if they accept schools accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The majority do.

Six reasons to take online classes

  1. Knowledge - stay up to date on what works.
  2. Scheduling - you can finish the assignments when you want.
  3. Convenience - you can finish the first assignment today and already be finished with 10% of the class.
  4. Practical - earn graduate level credits to renew your license.
  5. Advancement - don't lose on the opportunity to make more money and move up the pay scale.
  6. Confidence - learn something new and become a better teacher.