These are DO NOW activities to use as a bell ringer to the start of class for The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. 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. Most chapters are represented, it would be near impossible to do this with all 88 chapters, but you will find most there. I have left blank chapters if you wish to add more. Find an example of the first chapter below.
“… at some point on time I will be standing over you, as genially as posible. You’re soul will be in my arms. A color will be perch on my shoulder. I will carrie you gently away.”
“… at some point in time I will be standing over you, as genially as possible. Your soul will be in my arms. A color will be perched on my shoulder. I will carry you gently away.”