Unit 8: Proofreading

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Plagued by punctuation or stymied by spelling? Lesson eight in a nine-part series of career education and skills activities introduces the importance of proofreading. Learners categorize common writing errors and construct error-free letters by evaluating sentences for spelling, punctuation, and subject-verb agreement.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Open class by asking students to make a quick list of mistakes they often make when writing
  • To follow up the lesson, assign a project where small groups create presentations that explain how to prevent one of the writing errors they explored
Classroom Considerations
  • Some of the errors in task three are very subtle; consider working on this task as a class if pupils are just beginning to master proofreading skills
  • The resource concisely covers common letter-writing errors
  • A downloadable teacher's guide includes printable tasks and answer keys
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