Proofreading / Editing Activities
Do you struggle with getting your students to proofread and edit their own papers? Are you looking for a common proofreading "language" in your classroom? This activity pack is perfect for you!
I created this proofreading/editing packet so that my students and I would have a common language during writing time. I wanted my students to be able to proofread/edit their classmates’ papers easily and with quick symbols. These are commonly used symbols throughout the country, so the earlier they learn them, the better, in my opinion.
How I use this activity pack in my classroom:
Step 1: I hang the posters. These posters can be printed in color at your local office supply store. It only cost me around $6 to have the posters printed in full color.
Step 2: We go over the “Proofreading/Editing Marks Sheet for Quick Reference.” I explain each symbol. Then, I ask students to glue this into their interactive notebooks. If you don’t use interactive notebooks, ask students to place this in a prominent place in their writing folders.
Step 3: We complete “Proofreading/Editing Practice #1” together. This is to ensure that students know the symbols and can use them properly.
Step 4: Students complete “Proofreading/Editing Practice #2-5” with partners or independently for morning work or homework. Then, we check their work together. I do not take a grade on these practice pages. Students are still learning how to use the symbols correctly.
Step 5: Students complete the “Proofreading/Editing Quiz.” You can decide whether you will allow students to have the symbols in front of them. I do allow my students to use the symbols sheet during the quiz because I am looking for correct usage. I know that these proofreading/editing symbols will become second nature to them the more they are used.
Step 6: I explain how to use the “Proofreading/Editing Partners” chart. We continue to use this sheet throughout the rest of the school year during proofreading and editing time!
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