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Ocean Gotcha

Created by Allison, Robin, Barb C, Lynda R, Ellen

 

1. gloaming, blower (Brit. slang), Paragraph, Homophone (one, won), Capitalization, Punctuation, Verb agreement

 

B (Board)1- it were late one gloaming when the blower rung

C (Correct)1- It was late one gloaming when the blower rang.

 

2. excursion, Sentence fragment, Capitals, Homophone, Run-on sentence, Commas, Spelling

 

B-2

charlie overheard his mother. making the final plans for there excursion spending too weeks of his sumer with his cuzins frankie and suzie was all he could think about.

 

C-2

Charlie overheard his mother making the final plans for their excursion.

Spending two weeks of his summer with his cousins, Frankie and Suzie, was all he could think about.

 

3. Scrutinize, Capitalization, Compound sentence, Homophone, Punctuation, Spelling

 

B-3

they lived write on the ocean and Charlie couldn't hardly wait to get their his uncle lee had made arangements for them to do sum scrutinizing of the island!

 

C-3

They lived right on the ocean, and Charlie could hardly wait to get there! His Uncle Lee had made arrangements for them to do some scrutinizing of the island!

 

4. Tremor, Retorted, Paragraph (time change & change of speaker), Quotations, Capitalization, Punctuation

 

4-B

be good his mother told him with a tremor in her voice as he preparedto board the plane. i will retorted charlie how much trouble can i get into on an island

 

4-C

"Be good," his mother told him with a tremor in her voice, as he prepared to board the plane.

"I will," said Charlie, "How much trouble can I get into on an island?"

 

5. avidly, ultimately, Paragraph (time change), Capitalization, Commas in a series, Verb agreement

 

5-B

uncle lee frankie and suzie were avidly waited in the airport when charlie ultimately arriving

 

5-C

Uncle Lee, Frankie, and Suzie were avidly waiting in the airport when Charlie ultimately arrived.

 

6. agilely, terminal, toupee, Capitalization, Prepositional phrase, Run-on sentence, Compound sentence, Apostrophe (singular possessive)

 

6-B

in his haste charlie agilely tripped as he entered the terminal his arm went flying wildly and he bumped into a man who had leaned over to tie his shoe. the mans toupee was pushed forward until it hid his eyes!

 

6-C

In his haste, Charlie agilely tripped as he entered the terminal. His arm went flying wildly, and he bumped into a man who had leaned over to tie his shoe. The man's toupee was pushed forward until it hid his eyes!

 

7. flabbergasted, Capitalization, Commas in a series, Punctuation, Homophone

 

7-B

uncle lee frankie and suzie stood frozen flabbergasted charlie turned toward the man as he pushed the hare from his eyes. i am so sorry charlie exclaimed.

 

7-C

Uncle Lee, Frankie, and Suzie stood frozen, flabbergasted! Charlie turned toward the man as he pushed the hair from his eyes. "I am so sorry!" Charlie exclaimed.

 

8. hairpiece; capitalization, quotation marks, spelling, homophones, periods, commas, paragraphing (new speaker), exclamation mark.

 

8-B

young man you kneed to watch where you are going you could have really hurt me with your clumsyness interrupted the man with the harepeace You have made me drop something of grate importance

 

8-C

"Young man, you need to watch where you are going! You could have really hurt me with your clumsiness," interrupted the man with the hairpiece. "You have made me drop something of great importance."

 

9. proclaimed, Quotes, Capitalization, Punctuation, Homophone, Contractions

 

9-B

man am i glad to see you charlie proclaimed as he turned toward his relatives. im ready for sum adventure

 

9-C

"Man, am I glad to see you!" Charlie proclaimed, as he turned toward his relatives. "I'm ready for some adventure!"

 

10.

a.. domicile, Capitalization, quotation marks, spelling, commas, periods, contractions, homophones, paragraphing (new speaker).

 

10-B

well have alot of adventures uncle lee responded cheerfully and were glad to sea you two. Lets get your luggage and proceed to your summer domicile

 

10-C

"We'll have a lot of adventures," Uncle Lee responded cheerfully, "and we're glad to see you, too. Let's get your luggage and proceed to your summer domicile."

 

11. homophone spelling, contraction, capitalization/punctuation

 

11 b.

Frankie and Suzie started chattering about all of there plans for charlie. Where going to have a great time Frankie exclaimed.

 

11c. Frankie and Suzie started chattering about all of their plans for Charlie. "We're going to have a great time!" Frankie exclaimed.

 

12. clambered ..................

capitalization, run-on, punctuation/ apostrophe-possessive/quotation, spelling/ homophones/contraction

 

12b. they reached the family van the childern clambered in while uncle lee put Charlies' luggage in the back. watch out for the birds cried Suzie as the car pulled away. there wright in front of us.

 

12c. They reached the family van. The children clambered in while Uncle Lee put Charlie's luggage in the back. "Watch out for the birds!" cried Suzie as the car pulled away. "They're right in front of us."

 

13. spelling (4), run-on, quotation marks, pronoun usage (subject/object pronouns), capitalization, punctuation (items in a series)

 

13b. the birds fluttered alot blocking Uncle Lee's veiw for a moment. They flew off and Uncle Lee sped away. "Just relax kids its a long drive to the cabin he announced to suzie charlie and frankie." her and the boys sat back and began to talk about the wounderful vaction.

 

13c. The birds fluttered a lot, blocking Uncle Lee's view for a moment. They flew off, and Uncle Lee sped away. "Just relax, kids. It's a long drive to the cabin," he announced to Suzie, Charlie, and Frankie. She and the boys sat back and began to talk about the wonderful vacation.

 

14. Capitalization, Punctuation commas, Paragraphing, Apostrophes, Homophone, spelling

 

14. b.

soon they arrived at uncle lees house that overlooked the ocean. charlie could see a rock-covered beach stretching from the towering sand dunes to the braking waves. It was magnificient. He couldn't weight to unpack and go exploring. After stowing his gear in frankies room Charlie and Franki quickly changed into there swim trunks and sneakers. Suzie was allreadywaiting for them on the deck. "remember what I said about Piranha Cove" warned Uncle Lee as the children raced off.

 

14.c.

Soon they arrived at Uncle Lee's house that overlooked the ocean. Charlie could see a rock-covered beach stretching from the towering sand dunes to the breaking waves. It was magnificent. He couldn't wait to unpack and go exploring. After stowing his gear in Frankie's room, Charlie and Frankie quickly changed into their swim trunks and sneakers. Suzie was already waiting for them on the deck. 

"Remember what I said about Piranha Cove," warned Uncle Lee as the children raced off.

 

 

15 capitalization.............. punctuation, paragraphing, quotation marks, homophones, forms of comparison, crevice

 

15 b.

"Frankie, what is so dangerous about piranha cove" I'm not sure exactly, but there have been some strange going-ons near their for the past month or so. I'm sure dad just wants us to be careful of strangers out here. Come on, I'll show you where it is. There really aren't any piranha in the cove. People call it that to scare away nosey beachcombers.

Suzi chimed in, It really is one of the prettiest and deeper coves on this side of the island. You have to be careful with all these rocks. You can easily slip and fall because of the salt spray or get your foot caught in a crevice. And there are some nasty little creatures that bite and sting, too.

 

15c.

"Frankie, what is so dangerous about Piranha Cove?"

"I'm not sure exactly, but there have been some strange goings-on near there for the past month or so. I'm sure Dad just wants us to be careful of strangers out here. Come on, I'll show you where it is. There really aren't any piranha in the cove. People call it that to scare away nosey beachcombers."

Suzi chimed in, "It really is one of the prettiest and deepest coves on this side of the island. You have to be careful with all these rocks. You can easily slip and fall because of the salt spray or get your foot caught in a crevice. And there are some nasty little creatures that bite and sting, too."

 

16 capitalization, punctuation, forms of comparison, redundancy, commas, verb tenses

 

16. b

Scrambling over a particularly high dune, they came upon one of the beautifuliest spots Charlie had ever saw. Weeping willow trees nearly surrounded a sapphire blue inlet. The cove was cut off from the ocean by four huge boulders. There was a large boat anchored on the oceanside of the boulders.

As they bounded down the other side, they heard a very soft song. It seems to be coming from the rocks. It didn't sound like a radio or CD coming from the boat. "What is that?" Charlie whispered?

 

16. c

Scrambling over a particularly high dune, they came upon one of the most beautiful spots Charlie had ever seen. Weeping willow trees nearly surrounded a sapphire inlet. The cove was cut off from the ocean by four huge boulders. There was a large boat anchored on the oceanside of the boulders.

As they bounded down the other side, they heard a very soft song. It seemed to be coming from the rocks. It didn't sound like a radio or CD coming from the boat. 

"What is that?" Charlie whispered.

 

17 capitalization, punctuation, commas, quotation marks, subject/verb agreement

 

17. b

Shush, I want to hear this, Frankie hissed. Oh, no! Suzie cried, he is falling under the mermaid's spell. Mermaid? What do you mean mermaid? There are no such thing, is there?

 

17. c

"Shush, I want to hear this," Frankie hissed.

"Oh, no!" Suzie cried, "He is falling under the mermaid's spell."

"Mermaid? What do you mean mermaid? There is no such thing, is there?"

 

18 capitalization, punctuation, comma, laying/lying sit/set, apostrophe

 

18. b

"Well of course there is. But mermaids aren't always like the one in Disneys movie silly. Our mermaids usually set and comb their golden hair.

There is a magic cap laying beside them. They slip the cap on the head of the man they want, and take him away. a human being can live in the sea by wearing the magic cap

18. c

"Well, of course there is. But mermaids aren't always like the one in Disney's movie, silly. Our mermaids usually sit and comb their golden hair."

"There is a magic cap lying beside them. They slip the cap on the head of the man they want and take him away. A human being can live in the sea by wearing the magic cap."

 

19 capitalization, punctuation, crescent, quotation marks, homophones its/it's, run on, fragment, comma

 

19. b

you're crazy! No, its true. Look! Frankie is being hypnotized and we have to get him away from here." "Wait! What's that?" Charlie was pointing to a silver crescent shape. slowly moving towards the rocks. "No it couldn't be---"

 

19. c

"You're crazy!"

"No, it's true. Look! Frankie is being hypnotized. We have to get him away from here."

"Wait! What's that?" Charlie was pointing to a silver crescent shape slowly moving towards the rocks. "No, it couldn't be---"

 

20. capitalization, punctuation, paragraphing, comma, quotation marks, comparisons

 

20 b.

But it was. The man with the hairpiece from the airport was sneaking up on the rocks. He had a long hook and a net. Suzi screamed "Look out!" and there was a loud splash near one of the rocks. Frankie blinked. What happened? "Suzi just saved you and a mermaid! I can't believe it. This is going to be the most greatest vacation of my life!"

 

20. c

But it was. The man with the hairpiece from the airport was sneaking up on the rocks. He had a long hook and a net.

Suzi screamed, "Look out!" and there was a loud splash near one of the rocks.

Frankie blinked. "What happened?"

"Suzi just saved you and a mermaid! I can't believe it. This is going to be the greatest vacation of my life!"

 

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