How is it that I can help students edit (4th graders), show them all of their mistakes, send them back to write a final copy, and the same mistakes are still there? I have been over and over with them how to use their rough drafts to make sure that their final copies are correct, and I've done mini-lessons on things that they frequently make mistakes on. I know that they will have more than one rough draft, but we can't be writing rough drafts forever. At some point they have to be able to write a "perfect" copy, and it frustrates me that they keep making the same mistakes on the final copies. It would help if we could use computers for writing assignments, but that's a different vent. Any suggestions?