PROOFREADING PRACTICE: HOLIDAYS

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Proofreading has never been more FUN! Students help Detective Super Proofer find mistakes in high-interest, holiday-based passages. Students not only learn how to proof read but learn facts about holiday customs, traditions, and history.
Topics of the cases (passages) include:

• Arbor Day
• Chinese New Year
• Christmas
• Cinco de Mayo
• Earth Day
• Halloween
• Hanukkah
• Independence Day
• Kwanzaa
• Memorial Day
• President’s Day
• Saint Patrick’s Day
• Thanksgiving
• Valentine’s Day
• Veteran’s Day

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



How To Use Proofreading Practice: Holidays

• Students read each passage before starting to proofread. Then they read the
passage again.

• They underline each mistake they find. Students correct the mistakes they find in
order on a separate sheet of paper. When they have found and corrected all sixteen of the
mistakes, they copy their answers on the lines under the passage.

• Students can check their own answers using the Answer Key you provide. They count the number of mistakes they identified correctly and write that number on their paper and on their Student Record Sheet. They also circle the number of the case (passage) on Detective Super Proofer’s trench coat on the Cases Completed Sheet.

This unit also includes:
• a List of Holiday Dates covered in the passages

• 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)

• an Answer Key for each passage

• 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 Award Certificate for completion of the unit

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

Proofreading Practice • Holidays • © 2016 Linda Schwartz • Pizzazz Learning
Cover and inside art © Yael Weiss



Keywords: proofreading, proofreading practice, holidays, subject-verb agreement, verb tenses, spelling, punctuation, capitalization


Take a look at these other popular units in the Proofreading Series for Grades 4–6:

PROOFREADING PRACTICE: ANIMAL-BASED PASSAGES

PROOFREADING PRACTICE: SCIENCE-BASED PASSAGES

PROOFREADING PRACTICE: SOCIAL STUDIES-BASED PASSAGES

PROOFREADING PRACTICE: HISTORY-BASED PASSAGES

PROOFREADING BUNDLE • a set of the 4 titles listed above


Your students will love playing detective and trying to find the mistakes in each of these high-interest passages!
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PROOFREADING PRACTICE: HOLIDAYS