These are DO NOW activities to use as a bell ringer to the start of class for A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. 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 stave, and fix the errors, without looking in the text. Find an example of the first stave below. Great for getting students COMMON CORE ready by analyzing text as well as grammar and spelling.
"Its not my buisness," Scrooge returned. "Its enuff for a man to understand his own buisness, and not to interfere with other peoples. Mine occupies me constantly. Good afternoon, gentleman!"
"It's not my business," Scrooge returned. "It's enough for a man to understand his own business, and not to interfere with other people's. Mine occupies me constantly. Good afternoon, gentlemen!"