My students really struggle with being able to proofread and make their writing better. I decided that I needed to do a whole lesson on proofreading. This lesson was a great success. All the students had practice, took a quiz, and then were able to apply it to their writings. I taught this lesson during a writing unit. I taught it as some students were finishing up their rough drafts.
If you purchase the slideshow also purchase the proofreading paragraphs. They go directly with this lesson. One thing that I did not include was the proofreading marks. I just googled for those. This lesson really helped make my students more aware of spaces in their writing, capitalizing, and punctuating.