These are DO NOW activities to use as a bell ringer to the start of class for Twelve Angry Men by Reginald Rose. 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 act, and fix the errors, without looking in the text. Find an example from Act One below. There are five fix its per act for a total of 15 fix-its. Great for getting students COMMON CORE ready by analyzing text as well as grammar and spelling.
I urge you to delibarate honestley and thoughtfuly. You are faced with a grave responsability.
I urge you to deliberate honestly and thoughtfully. You are faced with a grave responsibility.