Proofreading

How does proofreading differ from revising or editing a paper? A short video explains the importance of proofreading and offers a few key strategies to help writers become better proofreaders. The video contains think-alouds to help explain each strategy.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Pair learners and have them proofread the same paper, then compare the issues they found
  • Write a sample paper that contains common errors and practice proofreading the paper as a class
Classroom Considerations
  • Pause the video when large blocks of text appear on the screen to give viewers time to read
Pros
  • Includes student models to help demonstrate the strategies in use
  • Shares multiple ways to implement the process
Cons
  • Text appears somewhat grainy on the screen
Common Core