These are DO NOW activities to use as a bell ringer to the start of class for Hoot by Carl Hiassen . It gets students editing and proofreading while also staying on topic with the text. The quotes come directly from the text. Students will receive the quote from the text with errors, and teacher has the fixed version to share after students complete. These can be written on the board by the teacher or copied onto a white board program such as a Promethean or Smartboard. Just copy the fix it to project, or cut the answer key and provide a copy to the students to fix on paper. For this activity students will identify who said it, how it is pivotal to the chapter, and fix the errors, without looking in the text. The first example you will find below. There are 19 Daily Fix Its included for this text with page references. Great for getting students COMMON CORE ready by analyzing text as well as grammar and spelling.
“Whats gonna happen to them? Once you start bulldozeing I mean.” Curley the foreman chuckled. “What owls.” he said.
“What’s going to happen to them? Once you start bulldozing I mean.” Curly the foreman chuckled. “What owls?” he said.