Have you ever seen your students' faces glaze over when you said, "It's time to edit your papers?"
Have you ever noticed the look of shock and dismay when you told your students that they needed to check their writing before they turn it in? I can practically hear their mind say, "I checked it while I was writing it." Well, I'm here to tell you that it can change. You can actually have fun while learning to edit your work.
What's the solution, you say?
Board. Races. In. Class.
Yes, you heard that right! I propose that you play board races (relay style game) with your classes to teach them how to properly/critically edit sentences. This would make a great lesson or review.
This PPT covers capitalization, ending punctuation, comma rules, quotations, compound sentences, apostrophes, and more!
There is even an answer key built in, so you can use the break between rounds as a teaching moment. You'll be amazed at the number of errors that your students catch after playing this game.