These are DO NOW activities to use as a bell ringer to the start of class for Cannery Row by John Steinbeck. 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. Find an example of the first chapter below. (Only 7 chapters do not have quotes) Great for getting students COMMON CORE ready by analyzing text as well as grammar and spelling.
What he did with his money no one ever new. Perhaps he didn't get it. May be his wealth was entirely in unpaid bills. But he lived well and had the respect of all his nieghbors.
What he did with his money, no one ever knew. Perhaps he didn't get it. Maybe his wealth was entirely in unpaid bills. But he lived well and had the respect of all his neighbors.