We all have had those moments. We have just hit the Send button on our email, and we see that one word. That one that is misspelled. That one that should have had an apostrophe. That one misplaced modifier, leaving your audience thinking that you saw dinosaurs on a field trip to the museum.
Proofreading is a skill that must be practiced. As students’ progress through their schooling, this skill must be honed year after year. What better way to improve proofreading skills than through a fun proofreading activity!
The 20 cards provided here provide students an opportunity to write and practice a variety of opportunities to improve proofreading skills.
To begin this great proofreading activity, download the Proofreading Cards, Recording Sheet, and Answer Key. You can choose to laminate each Proofreading Card to extend its lifetime. Students will read the Proofreading Card and write their answer on the Recording Sheet.
You can print one set of cards per student or one total set and have students pass them around. The number on the Recording Sheet corresponds with the number on the Proofreading Card. You can quickly walk around and assess students or have students check each other’s work!
To help students improve their skills, download my proofreading activity now. Students can use this activity in centers or when there is extra time in class.