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Editing Dice for Greater Depth Writing at KS2

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These editing dice are a fun way to engage children in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 with editing and improving their work towards greater depth.

After completing their writing, children roll the die. Each face of the die highlights a different aspect of their writing for children to look at, and suggests an improvement to make.

This primary resource pack includes:

  • Labelled 4-sided editing die
  • Labelled 6-sided editing die

National Curriculum English programme of study links

Evaluate and edit by:

  • assessing the effectiveness of their own and others’ writing and suggesting improvements
  • proposing changes to vocabulary, grammar and punctuation to enhance effects and clarify meaning (Year 3/4)
  • proposing changes to grammar and vocabulary to improve consistency, including the accurate use of pronouns in sentences (Year 5/6)
  • ensuring the consistent and correct use of tense throughout a piece of writing
  • ensuring correct subject and verb agreement when using singular and plural, distinguishing between the language of speech and writing and choosing the appropriate register
  • Proofread for spelling and punctuation errors

  • Teacher notes
  • 4-sided editing die template
  • 6-sided editing die template
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