These are DO NOW activities to use as a bell ringer to the start of class for many chapters ofThe Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. After students read a few chapters, use a quote from a pivotal chapter for students to reread closely. 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.
The women new it was allright, and the watching children new it was all right. Women and children new deep in them selves that no mis fortune was to great to bear if there men were hole.
The women knew it was all right, and the watching children knew it was all right. Women and children knew deep in themselves that no misfortune was too great to bear if their men were whole.