ERIC Number: ED402603
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
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Editor in Chief: Grammar Disasters and Punctuation Faux Pas. Book C-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 8 and up) in context and exercise their critical thinking abilities by identifying content errors in a writing sample and accompanying illustration and caption. Each activity contains 1-4 content errors (a discrepancy between the illustration/caption and the writing sample) and 9-15 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, Grammar, Language Usage, Punctuation, Secondary Education, 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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