PROOFREADING PRACTICE: INSECTS
An ideal end-of-the-year activity!
Proofreading has never been more FUN! Students help Detective Super Proofer find mistakes in high-interest passages about insects. Students not only sharpen their proofreading skills but learn fascinating facts covering habitats, food, unusual characteristics, and more about insects.
Topics of the cases (passages) include:
• Honey Bees
• Monarch Butterflies
• Praying Mantises
Student detectives look for the following types of errors in the passages about insects:
• subject-verb agreement
• verb tenses
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
OTHER TITLES IN THE PROOFREADING SERIES • Grades 4–6:
• Human Body
• U.S. Symbols
• Famous Women
• Famous Men
• Famous Athletes
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Proofreading Practice: Insects © 2017 Linda Schwartz • Pizzazz Learning
Cover and inside art © Yael Weiss
Keywords: proofreading, insects, ants, beetles, crickets, dragonflies, fireflies, grasshoppers, honey bees, katydids, monarch butterflies, praying mantises, wasps, punctuation, spelling, capitalization, verb tenses, subject-verb agreement
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