These are DO NOW activities to use as a bell ringer to the start of class for The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan. 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 from Part 1 Prologue below. Great for getting students COMMON CORE ready by analyzing text as well as grammar and spelling.
Part 1 Prologue
The old women remembered a swan she had bought many years ago in shanghai for a foolish sum. This bird, boasted the market vender, was once a duck that stretched it’s neck in hopes of becoming a goose, and now look! – it is to baeutiful to eat.
The old woman remembered a swan she had bought many years ago in Shanghai for a foolish sum. This bird, boasted the market vendor, was once a duck that stretched its neck in hopes of becoming a goose, and now look! – it is too beautiful to eat.