Daily Fix-Its for Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
These are DO NOW activities to use as a bell ringer to the start of class for Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand. 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 the Prologue below. Great for getting students COMMON CORE ready by analyzing text as well as grammar and spelling. All but 5 chapters from the novel are done in this Daily Fix-It.
The men had ben adrift for twenty seven days. […] The mens bodys were pocked with salt sores and there lips were so swollen that they pressed in to there nostrils and chins.
The men had been adrift for twenty-seven days. […] The men's bodies were pocked with salt sores, and their lips were so swollen that they pressed into their nostrils and chins.