These are DO NOW activities to use as a bell ringer to the start of class for The Pearl by John Steinbeck. It gets students editing and proofreading while also staying on topic with the text. The quotes come directly from the text, there are several quotes per chapter since there are only 6 chapters in this book. This makes it great for organizing students into a jigsaw and concentrating on different quotes for analysis. 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 news came to the doctor. And the doctors eyes rolled up a little in there fat hammock’s and he thought of paris.
The news came to the doctor. And the doctor's eyes rolled up a little in their fat hammocks and he thought of Paris.