Proof-reading can be about as exciting as inspecting lint. However, teachers know the value of a proof-reading exercise as one more means of cementing language arts skills . The trouble is there never seem to be enough practice exercises, especially interesting ones. This lesson on jazzing up writing by "showing" instead of "telling" was written in hopes that grins will replace groans when students tackle this sometimes tiring task and that everyone, including the teacher, will have some fun in the process. The lesson includes easy instructions and three short fixer-upper selections and their correction options.