Editing practice with short paragraphs. Use a few simple proofreader marks plus learn about popular books. A dozen spooky, scary, mystery titles for grades 6-8. Three formats for your needs, including task cards or worksheets. Perfect for teaching grammar skills in context. Great for Halloween (especially if it falls on a school day), but many students love these titles year-round. [Use your judgment for 5th or below due to the mature content of the books that may be frightening.]
This is also included in a BUNDLE of all of my seasonal editing with book review passages products. Link below!
Together the passages provide practice with capitalization, end marks, apostrophe (contractions/possessives), common spelling errors, commas, quotation marks and more. As a challenge for middle school writers, a hint is given if students are to use an advanced mark, such as ellipsis, dash, hyphen, or slash.
This comprehensive packet includes:
--chart of five proofreader marks for students to use
--a sample passage edited using proofreader marks (see the Preview)
--12 short passages for students to correct
--3 formats: enlarged, one passage per page for projection; task cards, two per page, to cut in half for stations or bell work slips; or worksheets with three passages per page for homework or assessment
--complete answer key with selected grammar rules that apply to the passage (see the Preview)
--detailed teacher tips for using the passages with ideas for management, grading, book shares, and more
--plus a handout for students to list books from this handout or any other source that "Sound Good" that they want to check out.
Great for individual seat work, bell work/warm-ups, assessment, partners, centers, homework, enrichment, homework, early finishers, or whole class mini-lessons with guided/independent practice.
Sample titles include: The Graveyard Book, Cirque du Freak, Professor Gargoyle, Ghost of Graylock, Howl's Moving Castle--see the thumbnails for more. Twelve total.
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
Contents of the bundle are also available individually. Note that except for the passages and answer keys, all other pages are repeats.
Editing Practice Using Reviews of Summer Novels 6-8
Edit Practice Using Book Reviews: Popular Titles 4-6
Editing Practice Using Book Reviews: Back to School Titles
Practice Editing Using Book Reviews: Titles for March
Editing Practice Reviews of Winter Books
Editing Practice Using Book Reviews: Friendship Titles
Complete Punctuation Guide includes all the rules in this product and more, combining them into one handy reference. Self/Peer/Teacher Editing Checklist is also a great companion:
Punctuation Guide: 15 Marks and 80 Rules for Commas & More
Complete & Easy Editing Checklist
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