Editing practice and St. Patrick's Day fun! Short paragraphs to correct improve student editing skills, teach grammar rules in context, and introduce students to new books. Unique idea will capture student interest during March, for the St. Patrick's Day holiday, before spring break, or any time of the year. The passages are reviews of 4-star books to captivate middle school readers, from supernatural tales to riveting historical fiction. Some titles are related to March/Ireland but will grab interest any time.
This is included in a BUNDLE of all of my seasonal editing with book review passages products. Link below!
Meets CCSStandards in Language, ELA Literacy.1 and .2 for 4-8 and Writing .5 for 4-8
Great for using one at a time for warm-ups (bell work) or the 13 passages can be grouped together for a worksheet or homework. Could be cut apart for task cards for a center. Useful grammar assessment of skills during the first week of school or a quiz any time.
All punctuation marks have been omitted for 6th to 8th graders to provide commas, apostrophes, hyphens, etc., covering a wide range of grammar rules. Students are challenged to decide where it makes sense to place a period. One passage also provides editing practice with commonly misspelled homonyms.
In addition to the student passages (see the thumbnail), the complete packet includes:
-- answer key with corrected passages, applicable grammar rules for each passage (over 30), appropriate ages/grades, year of publication, the star ratings from Amazon and goodreads, the March connection, plus bits of background information which include a few cautions for your information. (See the thumbnail)
-- a guide to proofreader’s marks and a sample edited passage (See the thumbnail)
-- a "Sounds Good" general handout for students to make note of any titles they hear about (via this handout or any other source) and would like to check out
--tips for the teacher with options for using and grading the passages.
--list of standards.
See the Preview for a sample! Some of the titles are: The Stones are Hatching; The Emerald City of Oz; Into No Man's Land (a Vietnam War journal of an Irish-American soldier); 365 Ways to Live Green for Kids; Diary of a Nerd King: the GREATEST March Break EVER!; Little Women (the March family) and more.
BUNDLE OF ALL SEVEN EDITING USING BOOK REVIEWS PRODUCTS! Includes this product plus the others listed below. A terrific value!
Editing Practice Using Book Reviews BUNDLE
Other editing using book review products available individually:
Editing Practice Using Reviews of Summer Novels 6-8
Edit Practice Using Book Reviews: Popular Titles 4-6
Editing Practice Using Book Reviews: Back to School Titles
Edit Practice Using Book Reviews: Spooky, Mystery Titles
Editing Practice Reviews of Winter Books
Editing Practice Using Book Reviews: Friendship Titles
Complete Punctuation Guide includes all the rules in this product and more, combining them into one handy reference. Self/Peer/Teacher Editing Checklist is also a great companion:
Punctuation Guide: 15 Marks and 80 Rules for Commas & More
Complete & Easy Editing Checklist
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