This is a terrific project to encourage Middle School and High School students to take ownership of their writing, both the what they say (content) and the how they say it: (Grammar and usage).
The repetitive nature of identifying the errors, copying the faulty sentences and then correcting the mistakes truly shows them how often they repeat certain errors. Finally, it forces students to read and revise their graded writing pieces instead of just looking at the grade and filing the paper away.
Once they complete this project, they spend more care and effort on proofreading their other writings. When they are finished, each student will have his or her personal Writing and Grammar book addressing his/her specific weaknesses.
When this project was turned in, one young lady stated, "I never realized how often I started sentences with it or there and a to be verb." Other students commented on how frequently they started consecutive sentences with the same word, wrote comma splices or started body paragraphs with facts instead of ideas. I love this project and will use it again and again because it guarantees that students will own their writing.
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Grammar Activities - Parts of Speech "Understand This!"
Writing - "Just Say, 'NO!' to Dull Writing"
Writing (All Types) Activity: Mental Picture Moment-Make Every Word Count
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