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. The books are highly rated for grades 6-8: 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 4th-5th.
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.
The passages in this freebie are a sample from each of these products. The full products include additional resources, including a complete grammar guide and more:
Edit Practice Using Book Reviews: Popular Titles 4-8
Editing Practice Using Book Reviews: Back to School Titles
Edit Practice Using Book Reviews: Spooky, Mystery Titles
Practice Editing Using Book Reviews: Titles for March
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