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Do your second graders like riddles? Give them a giggle and a lesson about proofreading at the same time. After reading two riddles, young writers fix punctuation and capitalization errors. They write the answer to each riddle at the bottom of the page.
1st - 3rd Language Arts 26 Views 93 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Proofreading: Lesson 2
Identify and develop strategies for proofreading with your class. They read and identify the grammar rules for capitalization, end punctuation, and commas, correct errors as a class, and complete three worksheets. This resource includes a script to follow along.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 75 Views 382 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Proofreading Lesson 10
Encourage your fourth graders to edit their written work before composing a final draft. With this lesson, learners have previously answered a writing prompt about winning a million dollars. Using their first draft and the proofreading sheet, they will revisit their original work.
4th Language Arts 8 Views 20 Downloads
Proofreading Lesson 9
Proofreading is an important part of the writing process. Why? Each time we read or reread our written work, we can think of ways to improve it. FIrst, learners take paragraphs they wrote about themselves in a past lesson. They reread their work with the help of the proofreading sheet included.
4th Language Arts 8 Views 16 Downloads
Proofreading: Lesson 4
Examine the key strategies to proofreading a piece of writing for errors in sentence structure, usage, mechanics and spelling. Eighth graders practice putting into correct passage commonly confused words (too, two, to) when writing to a particular audience.
8th Language Arts 12 Views 84 Downloads
Punctuation, contractions, and dialogue are covered in this editing activity. Learners work through a series of six attached worksheets to recognize proofreading marks and edit writing. They identify errors and correct several documents using proofreading marks.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 11 Views 118 Downloads
After brainstorming, middle schoolers write an expository theme for a writing project. They focus on supporting points, organization, and writing conventions to develop a well-integrated paper. In addition, they revise, proofread and edit their own papers before submitting them for evaluation.
6th - 9th Language Arts 21 Views 328 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Reading backward and moving from word to word with a pencil are just two of the many strategies employed by proofreaders that are included in a presentation about the editing stage of the writing process. In addition, viewers are asked to correct grammar and punctuation errors in sample sentences.
7th - 12th Language Arts 30 Views 33 Downloads
What is Proofreading?
Is your essay coherent? Does it make sense? Is it formatted correctly? Does it adhere to standard English conventions? This helpful and informative slide-show walks learners step by step through the editing and proofreading process. Each slide is text heavy and may need to be broken into more digestible parts.
5th - 7th Language Arts 3 Views 48 Downloads
Third graders are invited to hone their proofreading skills in this interactive presentation. They focus on the four most common mistakes: punctuation, capitalization, word usage, and run-on sentences. Two nicely-written worksheets are embedded in the last slide of the presentation so students can gain more practice.
3rd Language Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
Keyboarding - Correcting Capitals Proofreading
Work on proofreading and editing a document with this keyboarding lesson.Youngsters are given a text with no capital letters. They proofread and retype the document adding capitals when necessary. This is designed for a keyboarding class, but could be modified for a standard language arts class as well.
4th - 8th Language Arts 13 Views 122 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Proofreading Lesson 6
Explore proofreading strategies with this lesson. Eighth graders practice finding errors in punctuation, capitalization, and formatting. Then, they write about a given topic and then proofread their compositions, looking for errors in mechanics.
8th Language Arts 9 Views 38 Downloads
Writing and Proofreading
Eighth graders respond to a given writing prompt. They write three paragraphs explaining their opinion, using a writing guide to brainstorm and organize their thoughts. They proofread and edit their writing and make any needed corrections.
8th Language Arts 11 Views 29 Downloads
Improving Editing and Proofreading Skills
Students explore interactive web sites to improve their editing and proofreading skills. Using the SMART Board, students identify capitalization and punctuation errors in a given sentence. Students discuss proofreading strategies.
4th - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 12 Downloads
It’s Your Birthday! – Conventions: Revision and Proofreading
Happy birthday! Celebrate everyone's birthday with this writing activity, which prompts seventh graders to research historical events in a country at the time of their birth to create an essay. Working in pairs, they proofread each others' papers, focusing on grammar and punctuation.
7th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 12 Downloads
Be Your Own Chief Editor
The value of this punctuation and grammar instructional activity is in the SMART board presentation, which takes pupils through the proofreading process. It would be a good way to introduce the idea of proofreading in your class before beginning a unit on the writing process or on Daily Oral Language.
9th Language Arts 9 Views 18 Downloads
Writing Lesson 12
Middle schoolers write a composition about one person that they admire very much and explain why they admire him or her. They use a proofreading guide to check for correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar. Additionally, they write a minimum of four paragraphs in response to the prompt.
8th Language Arts 13 Views 34 Downloads
The improvement of proofreading skills is the focus of this lesson. Learners use the "Mumbling" strategy to catch spelling, syntax, and grammatical errors in their written drafts. This is a clever way to help students hone this important skill.
1st - 4th Language Arts 16 Views 36 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Develop proofreading skills in writing with spelling. Elementary and middle schoolers begin to make their own corrections in writing. They then complete a worksheet example of proofreading. Afterwards, they share techniques for proper proofreading.
4th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads