This 5 page packet was created for 7th and 8th graders, although it is appropriate for 5th, 6th, and perhaps even 9th grade as well. It is intended to help students distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate academic writing/language.
The first two pages of the packet lists some guidelines/rules to remember when writing in school (i.e. no text or instant message terminology). The third through fifth pages include activities to be completed by the student: 1) Create a list of academically inappropriate words with the reason why it should not be used, 2) Correct and rewrite several inappropriately written sentences, and 3) Write two summaries (for two books) without any of the "Don'ts" mistakes.
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