These are DO NOW activities to use as a bell ringer to the start of class for The Awakening by Kate Chopin. It gets students editing and proofreading while also staying on topic with the text. Most chapters are represented. 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.
“Looking at them reminded her of her ring’s, which she had given to her husband before leaving for the beech. She silently reached out to him, and he, understanding, took the ring’s from his vest pocket and dropped them into her open palm. She sliped them upon her fingers.”
“Looking at them reminded her of her rings, which she had given to her husband before leaving for the beach. She silently reached out to him, and he, understanding, took the rings from his vest pocket and dropped them into her open palm. She slipped them upon her fingers.”