Short passages for students to correct the punctuation serve an interesting and unique double purpose. Students edit 2-3 sentences using a few simple proofreader marks plus learn about popular books. Perfect for teaching grammar skills in context. Task cards or worksheet formats. Answer key provides applicable grammar rules.
PLEASE RATE this teacher appreciation freebie! The four titles are a sample from four of my series of editing products. There are six products in the series plus a bundle of all six. All titles are are highly rated for grades 6-8. This sample includes: The Million Dollar Shot by Dan Gutman (sports); Professor Gargoyle: Tales from Lovecraft Middle School (supernatural, fun); The Emerald Atlas (magic); and Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life (humor) by James Patterson. May be appropriate for 5th or 9th.
Together the passages provide practice with capitalization, end marks, common spelling errors (too/to/two; a lot), commas, possessive 's, and quotation marks.
--chart of five proofreader marks for students to use
--a sample passage (Deep and Dark and Dangerous---mystery) edited using proofreader marks for a model.
--4 passages with 2-3 sentences for students to correct. TWO formats: task cards with 2 per page that can be cut in half or used as a single sheet, front to back, OR all 4 passages on 1 page.
--complete answer key; each corrected passage has grammar rules which apply to the passage.
--detailed teacher tips for using the passages with ideas for management, grading, book shares, and more
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.
BUNDLE OF ALL SIX EDITING USING BOOK REVIEWS PRODUCTS! Includes the six titles listed below. A terrific value!
Editing Practice Using Book Reviews BUNDLE
Editing using book review products are also available individually and feature a variety of formats, such as task cards, worksheets, and enlarged with one passage per page:
Editing Practice Using Reviews of Summer Novels 6-8
Edit Practice Using Book Reviews: Popular Titles 4-6
Edit Practice Using Book Reviews: Spooky, Mystery Titles
Editing Practice Using Book Reviews: Back to School Titles
Practice Editing Using Book Reviews: Titles for March
Editing Practice Reviews of Winter Books
Complete Punctuation Guide includes all the rules in the series of products 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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