Students edit short passages using 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. [Not recommended for 5th or below due to the mature content of the books.]
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.
If you like this, check out my other book review editing products. Grammar guides may be similar, but the titles are different.
The one for March includes additional supernatural titles.
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