These are DO NOW activities to use as a bell ringer to the start of class for The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman. 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. Great for getting students COMMON CORE ready by analyzing text as well as grammar and spelling.
"I didn't have anything in mind, and well you now it," she snapped quitely. "But now I've seen what the Master did, I haven't got any choice. Your suppose to know about conscience, aren't you? How can I just go and sit in the library or some where and twiddle my thumbs, knowing whats going to happen? I don't intend to do that, I promise you."
"I didn't have anything in mind, and well you know it," she snapped quietly. "But now I've seen what the Master did, I haven't got any choice. You're supposed to know about conscience, aren't you? How can I just go and sit in the library or somewhere and twiddle my thumbs, knowing what's going to happen? I don't intend to do that, I promise you."