1st Edition

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

ISBN 9781877673733
Published January 1, 2007 by Routledge
216 Pages

USD $19.95

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Book Description

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

Table of Contents

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

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