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PROOFREADING PRACTICE: FAMOUS ATHLETES • GRADES 4–6

PROOFREADING PRACTICE: FAMOUS ATHLETES • GRADES 4–6
PROOFREADING PRACTICE: FAMOUS ATHLETES • GRADES 4–6
PROOFREADING PRACTICE: FAMOUS ATHLETES • GRADES 4–6
PROOFREADING PRACTICE: FAMOUS ATHLETES • GRADES 4–6
PROOFREADING PRACTICE: FAMOUS ATHLETES • GRADES 4–6
PROOFREADING PRACTICE: FAMOUS ATHLETES • GRADES 4–6
PROOFREADING PRACTICE: FAMOUS ATHLETES • GRADES 4–6
PROOFREADING PRACTICE: FAMOUS ATHLETES • GRADES 4–6
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Proofreading passages students read to find mistakes in subject-verb agreement, punctuation, verb tenses, capitalization, and spelling

Proofreading Practice: Famous Athletes

Proofreading has never been more FUN! Students help Detective Super Proofer find mistakes in high-interest passages about famous athletes. Students not only sharpen their proofreading skills but learn facts covering famous athletes in gymnastics, ice hockey, soccer, basketball, volleyball, football, swimming, golf, tennis, and more. Topics of the cases (passages) include:

• Simone Biles
• Usain Bolt
• Wayne Gretzky
• Mia Hamm
• Kerri Walsh Jennings
• Earvin “Magic” Johnson
• Michelle Kwan
• Ted Ligety
• Peyton Manning
• Michael Phelps
• George Herman “Babe” Ruth
• Jordan Spieth
• Serena Williams

Student detectives look for the following types of errors in the passages:
• subject-verb agreement
• punctuation
• verb tenses
• capitalization
• spelling


This unit also includes:
• a Note to Student Detectives (complete step-by-step instructions)
• a Sample Lesson (to do together as a class before assigning individual or group work)
• a Cases Completed Sheet (to keep track of the cases solved)
• a Student Record Sheet (to keep track of the number of correct answers for each case)
• an Answer Key for each passage
• an Award Certificate for completion of the unit

Thanks for visiting Pizzazz Learning. As always, I welcome your comments and feedback!
Happy Teaching with Pizzazz Learning
Linda Schwartz

Proofreading Practice: Famous Athletes © 2017 Linda Schwartz • Pizzazz Learning
Cover and inside art © Yael Weiss
Keywords: proofreading, athletes, subject-verb agreement, punctuation, verb tenses, capitalization, spelling
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• Proofreading Practice: Science-Based Passages
• Proofreading Practice: Animal-Based Passages
• Proofreading Practice: Social Studies-Based Passages (U.S. Symbols)
• Proofreading Practice: History-Based Passages
• Proofreading Practice: Famous Men
• Proofreading Practice: Holidays


Looking for a specific skill or activity? Pizzazz Learning has Task Cards, Printables, and Worksheets for the following:

Math Skills
addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, word problems, multi-step word problems, mental math, number patterns, fractions, money, time, place value, reviews, test prep

Grammar
adjectives, adverbs, conjunctions, verbs, nouns, pronouns, prepositions, subject-verb agreement

Language
context clues, dictionary skills, alphabetical order, contractions, compounds, abbreviations, plurals, lists, proofreading, spelling, punctuation, synonyms, antonyms, rhyming, homophones, prefixes, suffixes, vocabulary, creative writing, reviews, test prep

Social Studies
social issues, U.S. geography, quiz cards, state trivia, U.S. presidents, famous people, famous women, famous men, famous athletes

Themes
superheroes, dogs, sports, fairy tales, plants, kindness, scavenger hunts, mysteries, tolerance, bullies

Seasons, Holidays, and Special Occasions
beginning of the school year, back-to-school, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Hanukkah, Arbor Day, Chinese New Year, Cinco de Mayo, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Memorial Day, Valentine’s Day, Veteran’s Day, Saint Patrick’s Day, Independence Day, Earth Day

Miscellaneous
early finishers, gifted and talented, quickie quizzes, critical thinking, creative thinking, quotes

Total Pages
33 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
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