These are DO NOW activities to use as a bell ringer to the start of class for Dark Water Rising by Marian Hale. 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 saw a glimmer of excitment, but it was the hunger in his eye’s that finally made me clench my teeth with dred, the same kind of hunger that had allways sharpened his words and defined his face when he talked about his sons future’s.
I saw a glimmer of excitement, but it was the hunger in his eyes that finally made me clench my teeth with dread, the same kind of hunger that had always sharpened his words and defined his face when he talked about his sons’ futures.