Unique editing activity for End of School using passages about summer books that will capture student interest! The passages are reviews of 4-star middle school novels about summer vacation. Eighteen passages for editing practice or to review or test punctuation in context, plus they introduce terrific books for summer reading. Many are hilariously funny for 6-8th. May be appropriate for upper elementary. See the Preview for sample and titles.
This is also included in a BUNDLE of all of my seasonal editing with book review passages products. Link below!
* Worksheets with 2 passages per page. Border every other page for 2-sided copying. (See thumbnail and Preview for sample)
* Task cards, 2 passages per page to cut in half. (See the Preview)
* Enlarged, 1 per page for whiteboard or screen projection.
--Chart of basic proofreading marks and an edited sample passage for a model. (See the thumbnail)
-- Answer key with corrected passages, several applicable grammar rules for each passage. (See the thumbnail and Preview)
--An Editing Improvement Log: 2 pg chart for students to record the types of errors they make (comma, capital letter, etc.) and the applicable rule; helpful to increase awareness of frequent errors and to reinforce rules. Useful for all writing.
-- A "Sounds Good" general handout for students to make note of any titles they hear about (via this activity or any other source) and would like to check out.
--Tips for the teacher with options for using and evaluating the passages.
--List of Common Core Standards: Meets Language/ELA Literacy.1 and .2 and Writing/ELA Literacy W.5 for 4-8.
Great for independent classwork, editing or grammar mini-lessons, homework, exit slips or for task cards (cut in half for bell work, a center, partners/groups, or early finishers). Perfect for assessment of grammar skills. Teacher ideas included.
All punctuation marks have been omitted for students to provide commas, apostrophes, capitals, end marks, quotation marks and more, covering 27 rules. Students are challenged to decide where it makes sense to place a period. Common spelling errors (a lot, their/there/they're, too/to/two, all right) are also included.
See the Preview for a full list of the titles. Examples of authors: Walter Dean Myers, Jeff Kinney, James Patterson, Wilson Rawls, Rodman Philbrick, and Gary Paulsen. Mix of plots appealing to both girls and boys.
BUNDLE OF ALL SEVEN EDITING USING BOOK REVIEWS PRODUCTS! Includes this product plus the others listed below. A terrific value!
Editing Practice Using Book Reviews BUNDLE
Or check out the individual editing products featuring book reviews. Note that except for the passages and answer keys, all other pages are repeats.
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