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Proof Reading

 

Submitted by Bob Leslie

These activities of mine are designed to help my students correct run-on sentences and to work on their other proofreading skills. I offer them in the spirit of sharing to those who can use them for whatever reason. These pieces were written in a history teacher's class as part of our collaborative writing program. The homeroom class reads each morning, and this assignment related to that reading.

One

 

Proofreading

Revising

How to Correct a Run-on Sentence

Sample Run-on Sentence

Mary went to town yesterday she bought a hat and a pair of gloves.

Mary went to town yesterday she bought a hat and a pair of gloves.

1. comma (,) and the word and, but, or, or Page_____

Mary went to town yesterday, and she bought a hat and a pair of gloves.

2. semicolon (;) Page ______

Mary went to town yesterday; she bought a hat and a pair of gloves.

3. period (.) and capital letter on next word Page ____

Mary went to town yesterday. She bought a hat and a pair of gloves.

4. subordinating conjunction Page _____

When Mary went to town yesterday, she bought a hat and a pair of gloves.

Mary bought a hat and a pair of gloves when she went to town yesterday. (no comma this time)

 

Two

 

Proofreading Our Work

No. 1

Steps to Improve Our Work

1. Revision (changing words, ideas, order of things,

and sentence sense)

2. Editing (correcting punctuation, capitalization

usage, and mechanics)

Directions A. On the front side of a sheet of paper, show me you know how to revise these paragraphs. B. On the back side of that same sheet of paper, show me you know how to edit these paragraphs.

No. 1

How to talk on the phone

First when the phone Rang you pick up the phone and you said hello. and when the person an the other phone. and they ask or who they want. and you Said it there or there are not. That how you talk on the phone.

No. 2

How to make a Peanutbutter and Jelly sandwich

First I get my bread out and then I get out my peanut butter and Jelly out and then I get my knife out and mix up my peanut butter and Jelly up then I spread it on the bread then I put the bread together then I eat it.

Thatís how I make peanut butter Jelly

 

 

Three

 

Proofreading Our Work

No. 2

Steps to Improve Our Work

1. Revision (changing words, ideas, order of things,

and sentence sense)

2. Editing (correcting punctuation, capitalization

usage, and mechanics)

Directions A. On the front side of a sheet of paper, show me you know how to revise these paragraphs. B. On the back side of that same sheet of paper, show me you know how to edit these paragraphs.

No. 3

How to make a Peanut Butter and jelly Sandswichs

This is how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandswiches. you get the peanut butter and jelly out. Get the bread and a butter knife. Get one piece of bread put some peanut butter on it. Next you get the other piece of bread you put some jelly on it. Then you put the pieces of bread together. Finally you have a P)eanut butter and jellyswiches.

No. 4

Fried Chicken

Just you get the Chicken out of the ice boxs then you lit the chicken defroste next you season the chicken so it can have taste to it then after that you get a skillet and turn the stov on high then next you put the cooking oil and the skillet then let it get good and hot after that you put flavor on the chicken then when the grease get hot you put the chicken and the hot oil then you let the Chicken fried and to it get done then take it out and that how you fried Chickens

 

Four

 

Proofreading Our Work

No. 3

Steps to Improve Our Work

1. Revision (changing words, ideas, order of things,

and sentence sense)

2. Editing (correcting punctuation, capitalization

usage, and mechanics)

Directions A. On the front side of a sheet of paper, show me you know how to revise these paragraphs. B. On the backside of that same sheet of paper, show me you know how to edit these paragraphs.

No. 5

No title

Do you know how to Feed a cat on the porch? I do. You call the cat by making a noice that he know that you are calling him. Then go in the house and get the cat Food. Then put the plate on the porch. Next poor the feed in the cat bowl. Next let him eat it.

No. 6

MaKing Spaghetti is Fun And Easy

First you get your water and you boil it. Then you get your spaghetti and break them in half and then break them again. Put the spaghetti in the pot so they can boil. Then you Check them And then put your Salt in them. You Stir your spaghetti up and put your butteer or grease in it. Then let them boil agian For about 45 minutes. The put your Sauce in them.

 

 

Five

 

Proofreading Our Work

No. 4

Steps to Improve Our Work

1. Revision (changing words, ideas, order of things,

and sentence sense)

2. Editing (correcting punctuation, capitalization

usage, and mechanics)

Directions A. On the front side of a sheet of paper, show me you know how to revise these paragraphs. B. On the backside of that same sheet of paper, show me you know how to edit these paragraphs.

No. 7

How to make a hamburger

This is how you make a hamburger. Take a hamburger put it in the hot pot of grease. Then wait to the other side get done, and the flip it. Then gets Some light bread put ketchup, mustard, and lettuce. Then you eat it and it will be good.

No. 8

How to Sang Song

I love to sang song. I have a very good voice. I want to go out of state to sing. I want to be a singer and I hope that I be the best singer ever, but I know I not going to be that. I would like to go through girls and boys singing songs.

 

Six

 

Proofreading Our Work

No. 5

Steps to Improve Our Work

1. Revision (changing words, ideas, order of things,

and sentence sense)

2. Editing (correcting punctuation, capitalization

usage, and mechanics)

Directions A. On the front side of a sheet of paper, show me you know how to revise these paragraphs. B. On the backside of that same sheet of paper, show me you know how to edit these paragraphs.

No. 9

How to play basketball

This is how to play basketball. First you have to see who gets the ball first. Then take it out and pass it to another person. After that they bounce the ball. Then they try to make the basket. Whoever makes the most basket win.

No. 10

How to make pancakes

This is how you make pancakes first you get pancake mix, eggs, milk, syrup, and greese the ya paar the grecce in the pan then you pour some melk in the pancake mix the paar it in the pan after that burn the fire down wat far a five minutes and then flipm it over.

 

Seven

 

Proofreading Our Work

No. 6

Steps to Improve Our Work

1. Revision (changing words, ideas, order of things,

and sentence sense)

2. Editing (correcting punctuation, capitalization

usage, and mechanics)

Directions A. On the front side of a sheet of paper, show me you know how to revise these paragraphs. B. On the backside of that same sheet of paper, show me you know how to edit these paragraphs.

No. 11

"How to Rap with DMX"

See you Start off Making a demo send it off to him and He will call you and you can Rap with him and his member cause you got to Rap with them good with em DMX first person Maid RuffRyders so I rap with him I be the newsest one in his to rap with Him I Like to rap with DMX he My faviota star.

No. 12 No title

When You make a fhouh dorn Vum 90 of the fried goelot of the 2 pt but when You make a to point it give you one point exeta when you one Point exeta When you kick a friend goel it give you 3 Point or 1 Point il give Your 1 point if you make a thow down and it give You 3 Point if You Make field goell

 

 

Eight

 

Punctuation vocabulary

Period

Question mark

Exclamation mark

Semicolon

Colon

Comma

Apostrophe

Opening quotation marks

Closing quotation marks

Hyphen

Dash

Parentheses

Brace

Brackets

Virgule

Ampersand

Number sign

Equal sign

Plus sign

Minus sign

Asterisk

Percentage sign

At or about sign

 

 

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