During the writing process, it is important for students to know what they are doing wrong and have an opportunity to learn about and ultimately fix the error.
This resource quickly and easily allows you to do both of those things! As you are reading through a draft of their papers, simply mark spots where they have an error related to these task cards. In class, hand students the task card(s) that identify their problem (you may want to prioritize). They can then go to your files, station, or small groups to work through the task on the card. I found it helpful to have a set of each application activity printed in different folders for easy access. Each card ends with the students ultimately applying their learning to fix the mistake(s) in their own paper. It is low-prep for you, high-engagement for them, and a win-win for all with better writing as the result.
Task Cards address the following common writing errors:
Run-ons and fragments
MLA format and citation
Punctuating titles of literature
Commonly confused words
Each task card connects to a printable handout or activity to deepen their understanding of the error. These are meant to be mini-lesson reviews of the bigger skill. Answer keys included where appropriate.