These are DO NOW activities to use as a bell ringer to the start of class for A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park. 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.
Southern Sudan, 2008
Tall for her 11 years Nya could switch the handle from one hand to the other swing the contaner by her side or cradle it in both arm’s.
Tall for her eleven years, Nya could switch the handle from one hand to the other, swing the container by her side, or cradle it in both arms.
Southern Sudan, 1985
Their was only enough for each boy to have a few bite’s but oh how delicious those bites where!
There was only enough for each boy to have a few bites, but, oh, how delicious those bites were!