Tech blogger Amy Mayer alerted me to a powerful editing tool called SAS Writing Reviser. It's one of the add-ons available to google doc users. Essentially, the SAS Writing Reviser slices and dices your writing to look for anything from run-on sentences to over-used words to verb tenses - it's like having your own private writing teacher at your disposal! It has more functions that an elementary student would need, but even learning a fraction of the tools could help our students monitor their writing for word choice and sentence fluency. Amy explains how to acquire and use the add-on in the video clip below. Let me know if you're interested in exploring this more and I'd be happy to brainstorm with you how it might be used in the classroom!