1st Edition

A Sentence a Day Short, Playful Proofreading Exercises to Help Students Avoid Tripping Up When They Write (Grades 6-9)

By Samantha Prust Copyright 2007
    210 Pages
    by Prufrock Press

    Many teachers have adopted the daily proofreading exercises published by large companies as a way to help students practice finding and correcting errors. Sadly, many students have fallen asleep over these same exercises.

    Ordinary daily proofreading exercises try to do too much—i.e., force-feed facts and information as they also try to teach writing. A Sentence a Day takes a different approach. It focuses on short, playful, interesting sentences with a sense of humor. Students receive proofreading practice in daily doses that don't overwhelm. Each exercise should take only a few minutes of class time, allowing for frequent, consistent reinforcement and practice of serious writing skills.

    Each page of the book shows an incorrect sentence, a sample correction, and notes for the teacher.

    Grades 6-9

    Introduction, About the Author,  A Sentence a Day, Common Core State Standards Alignment, Index.


    Samantha Prust is a freelance writer who has contributed materials for many language arts textbooks. She is a writer and editor for Cottonwood Press.