My characters, "Our Six Writing Friends," are color-coded and organized by the colors of the rainbow, ROYGBV.
To begin the revising process, I ask students to use crayons, pens or digital highlighting and read through their work 5 times...
...Now they are ready to take the colorful draft and create a clean and polished final draft. "Polished, not Perfect!"
This step-by-step revising is best for assignments that the students have spent a fair amount of time on, usually the types of writing required by the grade-level standards.