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