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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 26 Views 32 Downloads
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 60 Views 372 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 7 Views 19 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 7 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 8 Views 117 Downloads
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 8 Views 38 Downloads
Proofreading: Lesson 3
Eighth graders discover the importance and meaning of proofreading and discuss what kinds of errors can be made when writing. They listen to the explanation of subject and verb agreement and then play a Memory type of game matching the subject and verb.
8th Language Arts 3 Views 18 Downloads
Fifth graders practice proofreading skills. For this proofreading lesson, 5th graders check their work for capitalization, punctuation, and spelling errors. They participate in a proofreading relay where each person takes a turn fixing mistakes in a sentence.
5th Language Arts 5 Views 14 Downloads
Improving Editing and Proofreading Skills
Students explore language arts by correcting grammatical errors. In this proofreading lesson, students identify the importance of editing their own writing and demonstrate their proofreading abilities by correcting several incorrect sample sentences.
4th - 6th Language Arts 18 Views 178 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 10 Views 28 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
Conventions and Proofreading
Students explore and apply their proofreading skills in order to prepare their project essays for peer editing and final drafting. They refine their final project essays by identifying and correcting spelling and grammatical errors.
9th - 11th Language Arts 4 Views 11 Downloads
Strategy for Spelling Success - Proofreading Dictated Sentences
Eighth graders write and proofread dictated sentences. For this spelling lesson, 8th graders practice writing 4 dictated sentences. They proofread the sentences for spelling, written conventions, apostrophes, plurals, "ie"/"ei" spellings, and silent letters.
8th Language Arts 5 Views 18 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