These are DO NOW activities to use as a bell ringer to the start of class for Hellen Keller’s Teacher by Margaret Davdison. 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.
Chapter 1 A One way journey
“She didn’t know were she was going. It was a one-way journey to somewear. But she know she’d never be coming back hear. That was the real secret glory of this Day.”
“She didn’t know where she was going. It was a one-way journey to somewhere. But she knew she’d never be coming back here. That was the real secret glory of this day.”