ERIC Number: ED402601
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
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Editor in Chief: Grammar Disasters and Punctuation Faux Pas. Book A-1.
Baker, Michael; And Others
The 33 activities in this book reinforce the rules of written English by providing students with practice in editing a variety of formats. The activities help students develop a basic understanding of the rules of grammar and mechanics (generally taught in grades 4-5) in context and exercise their critical thinking abilities by identifying content errors in a writing sample and accompanying illustration and caption. Each activity contains at least one content error and five to eight errors in spelling, mechanics, and grammar. The book presents suggestions for using the activities, an editing checklist to aid in the editing task, and a scope and sequence guide that gives teachers an overview of the types of errors include in each writing sample. The answer key lists corrections for each activity. A guide to grammar, usage, and punctuation that cover the skills used in the book is attached. (RS)
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Editing, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grammar, Intermediate Grades, Language Usage, Punctuation, Spelling, Writing Processes, Writing Skills
Critical Thinking Books & Software, P.O. Box 448, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-0448.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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