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Mechanics Mania

For Teachers 4th
As part of test prep, or a way to cement writing skills, this presentation would be superb. Students often have trouble with capitalization rules and commas. Coverage of mechanics uses well-thought-out examples.
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Editing for Conventions

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Having problems with subject/verb agreement? Show your class a presentation on how to edit for conventions. Great for a unit on proofreading or during a grammar unit!
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Correcting Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers - PDF documents

For Students 7th Standards
Avoid dangling and misplaced modifiers with a thorough series of review activities. Middle schoolers identify modifiers in sentences and label them as either dangling or misplaced. Some activities prompt them to finish sentences or to...
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Possessive Pronouns

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Is it yours, mine, or his? Get comfortable with possessive pronouns in a resource that contains a slide show and grammar activities. Once you review the basics, learners can use possessive pronouns easily and correctly in their writing.
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Misplaced Modifiers

For Students 6th - 9th
Misplaced modifiers can alter the meaning of a sentence, and take away from a writer's intended message. Use the reference sheet and activity to show middle schoolers how to edit confusing sentences with misplaced modifiers. A great...
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For Students 3rd - 4th Standards
Using connectives and conjunctions is an easy way to vary sentence structure. Third graders review the given connectives, then use them to combine two simple sentences. The second section allows learners to use more words and phrases as...
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Punctuation Practice

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
Need some punctuation practice? Challenge your third or fourth graders' editing skills with a helpful instructional activity on punctuation. After naming different types of punctuation marks, they rewrite a paragraph that has multiple...
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Question Marks

For Students K - 1st Standards
Context clues are important when understanding the intent of a sentence. Kindergartners read eight sentences, and decide if each should end in a period or in a question mark. The last two questions prompt kids to draw a mouse and a cat,...
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For Students 4th - 6th Standards
What's the difference between an allegory and an alligator? Fifth graders work with malapropisms to determine the meanings of words that sound alike. Five sentences challenge them to find the malapropism and change it to the correct...
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Active and Passive Sentences

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Work with active and passive voice in several different sentences. Fifth graders learn the difference between active and passive voice, and change nine sentences from passive to active and vice versa. Great practice in your writing unit!
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Punctuating a Paragraph

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
Do your fourth graders need a little help with punctuation? Use this run-on paragraph to demonstrate proofreading for capitalization, punctuation, and separating ideas into separate paragraphs. At the end of the activity, learners...
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For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
Take young authors through the writing process with a worksheet on editing. Given three sentences with unnecessary words, pupils cross out the extra words and write the rest of the sentence in the space provided. An excellent way to...
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What is Proofreading?

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Is your essay coherent? Does it make sense? Is it formatted correctly? Does it adhere to standard English conventions? This helpful and informative slide-show walks learners step by step through the editing and proofreading process. Each...
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For Teachers 5th - 9th Standards
Reinforce the rules for the correct usage of punctuation marks in sentences and paragraphs. Clarity and organization of thought form the main focus of this lesson. Use this activity to emphasize the use of ellipses and other punctuation...
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Proofreading: Lesson 2

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Identify and develop strategies for proofreading with your class. They read and identify the grammar rules for capitalization, end punctuation, and commas, correct errors as a class, and complete three worksheets. This resource includes...
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Every-Day Edit: President Gerald R. Ford

For Students 3rd - 8th
For this proofreading worksheet, students identify spelling, capitalization, punctuation and grammar mistakes in a descriptive paragraph and use editing marks to correct them.
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Our Wonderful Stories: Lesson Plan 5

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
The fifth installment in a writing unit that culminates with a Hyperstudio illustrated group story project, this plan is ripe with ideas for ways to design group writing projects for elementary writers. Use the whole unit as a base from...
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Spellcheck Outlaws

For Teachers 7th - 10th
These outlaws are hard to catch! Spellcheckers do not notice certain grammatical mistakes when they are technically correctly spelled words. For instance, one does not want to say that the colors compliment each other on the slide since...
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Proofreading Exercises

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Punctuation, contractions, and dialogue are covered in this editing activity. Learners work through a series of six attached worksheets to recognize proofreading marks and edit writing. They identify errors and correct several documents...
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The Argument

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
After brainstorming, middle schoolers write an expository essay for a writing project. They focus on supporting points, organization, and writing conventions to develop a well-integrated paper. In addition, they revise, proofread and...
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Lesson 11 - Reading

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Give your class some experience with want ads in this reading exercise. After reading eight different want ads for various jobs, young editors choose which information is necessary and unnecessary. This lesson would be a great addition...
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The Writing Process Continues

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Middle schoolers write a nonfiction animal book. They research an animal to write about and use the templates provided to gather all sorts of information on their animal. Consider making a model book so your class has an idea of what it...
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Daily Writing

For Students 3rd - 5th
A one-page worksheet provides pupils with an opportunity to practice editing. Using the symbols provided, editors label the errors found in the model sentence and then rewrite the corrected sentence. Finally, writers draft a paragraph...
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Be Your Own Chief Editor

For Teachers 9th
The value of this punctuation and grammar instructional activity is in the SMART board presentation, which takes pupils through the proofreading process. It would be a good way to introduce the idea of proofreading in your class before...