Students edit 2-3 sentences using a few simple proofreader marks and learn about popular books. Perfect for teaching grammar skills in context. Task card or worksheet formats! Answer keys with rules. Together the passages provide practice with capitalization, end marks, common spelling errors (there/their/they're; too/to/two; its/it's; a lot), commas, and quotation marks.
16 titles are student/teacher favorites for grades 4-7. A list is provided in the Preview. Examples: Freak the Mighty, City of Ember, Liesl and Po, and The Million Dollar Shot. May be appropriate for 8th.
This comprehensive packet includes:
--chart of five proofreader marks for students to use
--a sample passage edited using proofreader marks for a model. See the Preview.
--16 passages with 2-3 sentences for students to correct. TWO versions: one in task card format and one in worksheet style.
--complete answer key; each corrected passage has a grammar rule which applies to the passage.
--a Grammar Rules handout with all of the rules in the answer keys collected in one reference.
--an Editing Improvement Log for students to record their errors and the applicable rule. Encourages awareness of frequent errors.
--detailed teacher tips for using the passages with ideas for management, grading, book shares, and more
--a Sounds Good handout for students to list books from this handout or any other source which they want to check out.
Great for individual seat work, bell work/warm-ups, assessment, partners, centers, homework, enrichment, or whole class mini-lessons with guided/independent practice. Meets CCSS L.1, L.2, and W.5, 4-8.
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