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207 resources with the keyterm proofreading

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Sentence Auction

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students read sentences and try to identify which ones are grammatically correct and which contain grammatical errors.
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Preparing for the WPE

For Teachers Higher Ed
Prepare your soon-to-be graduates to take the Writing Proficiency Examination given at Cal Poly. These slides cover everything from the various types of questions to writing thesis statements. This is more like an overview than a...
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Editing

For Students 6th - 7th
Use this editing worksheet tp have pupils complete 4 pages of exercises in which errors in punctuation, spelling, or grammar are corrected.
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Concise Writing Exercises

For Students 7th - 11th
Are your pupils' essays full of long, wordy sentences? Help them to write more concise sentences with this practice worksheet, which provides twenty long sentences for your young editors to proofread. Use the activity as a homework...
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Proofreading--Spelling

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Develop proofreading skills in writing with spelling. Elementary and middle schoolers begin to make their own corrections in writing. They then complete a worksheet example of proofreading. Afterwards, they share techniques for proper...
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Proofreading: Lesson 4

For Teachers 8th
Examine the key strategies to proofreading a piece of writing for errors in sentence structure, usage, mechanics and spelling. Eighth graders practice putting into correct passage commonly confused words (too, two, to) when writing to a...
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From the Comma Sutra: Commas in the Real World

For Teachers 7th - 12th
From clever puns to "Let's eat Grandma," this presentation is full of enjoyable and memorable strategies for correct comma usage. Use the slide show throughout your grammar unit, splitting it up into appropriate parts, or bring in the...
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Apostrophe Usage

For Students 6th - 9th
Helpful as a review activity and a reference sheet for your middle schoolers' binders, this worksheet clarifies the proper ways to use apostrophes. Indicating that they should be used in three cases ("weird" plurals, contractions, and...
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Editing

For Students 5th - 8th
Twenty sentences must be edited correctly in this printable handout. Students must chose the incorrect word. Note: You can print this out, or have students take it as an online quiz. An answer sheet is included.
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UWF Writing Lab: Rules of Thumb for Parallelism

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Parallelism makes your writing pleasing, enjoyable, and correct - and with this presentation, parallelism is within your grasp. Thirty-seven slides show young grammarians all the different applications of parallelism, from compound...
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Run-On Sentence Worksheet

For Students 8th
Break your eighth graders' habit of writing run-on sentences with this worksheet. Fifteen sentences are presented to punctuate correctly, lending well to a warm-up activity, quiz, or homework assignment. Corrections range from splitting...
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Proofreading

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
All writers need to be reminded to check for style and grammar errors that can make their work difficult to read. This simple review of proofreading tips, which includes a discussion of punctuation and capitalization rules, and has a...
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Let's Proofread

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders are invited to hone their proofreading skills in this interactive presentation. They focus on the four most common mistakes: punctuation, capitalization, word usage, and run-on sentences. Two nicely-written worksheets are...
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Proofreading

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Reading backward and moving from word to word with a pencil are just two of the many strategies employed by proofreaders that are included in a presentation about the editing stage of the writing process. In addition, viewers are asked...
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Spelling Proofreading Worksheet

For Students 7th - 9th
Looking for a quick spelling activity to use as a quiz or warm-up? This resource provides a paragraph of eleven sentences, all of which contain a spelling error. Young learners list the mistakes on the lines below. Make a game out of...
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Spelling, Capitalization, and Punctuation

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Elementary schoolers explore writing conventions. First they play a ball toss game to practice spelling high frequency words. (A link to a 2nd grade list is attached.) The class works together to correct spelling, punctuation, and...
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Intermediate Paragraph Correction #8

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
If you are looking for a worksheet to challenge intermediate English learners on verb tense, syntax, and punctuation, you might want to check out this worksheet. Readers select the correct revisions to a passage in eight multiple choice...
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Pair Editing

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Practice thinking critically and editing by finding basic errors in spelling, punctuation, and grammar. Partners read the stories What's Up? and Cold Water Clean. They look for and edit any mistakes they find. Worksheets are available...
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Improving Editing and Proofreading Skills

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore interactive web sites to improve their editing and proofreading skills. Using the SMART Board, students identify capitalization and punctuation errors in a given sentence. Students discuss proofreading strategies.
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New York State Testing Program English Language Arts Book 2--Grade 7 (2005)

For Students 7th
In this New York State Testing Program English Language Arts learning exercise, 7th graders listen to an article and answer reading comprehension questions. Students then write an essay response and identify grammatical mistakes in...
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Fix It

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Word processing practice and vocabulary blend with proofreading in a multi-purpose lesson that makes excellent use of an hour in the computer lab. Learners edit the grammatical, spelling, and punctuation errors in a given paragraph (not...
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Mechanics: Section 2, Letter #2

For Students 5th - 7th
Here is a letter thanking a kind host, but there are a few mistakes which need to be corrected. Learners read the letter, assess each underlined section, and chose the best fix for each spelling, capitalization, or punctuation problem...
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Mechanics: Section 2, Letter

For Students 5th - 7th
Proofreading is an important skill to master. Prepare your young writers by having them complete this online worksheet, where they read a formal letter and correct the underlined spelling, capitalization, and punctuation mistakes. They...
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Mechanics: Section 1, Sentences

For Students 5th - 7th
These 10 sentences are a mess. Have your young editors examine each, then correct any spelling, capitalization, or punctuation errors. This is an online worksheet and can be used as a quiz, completed as a class, or at an independent...