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  • 2012 Joseph Ng http://coollessonplans.blogspot.ca/ Page 1

    SUPER EDITING CHECKLIST

    THEME: EDUCATION

  • 2012 Joseph Ng http://coollessonplans.blogspot.ca/ Page 2

    STEP 1: Cut out and give each student a strip to correct everything they can find on it.

    Elicit participation by asking them to find at least 5 errors to correct, and when

    theyve found them, to find another 5. Then get them to compare their

    corrections with a partner.

    Find and correct as many mistakes as you can in the following:

    Since landing new yorker jKF air port last april. Thambi been attending Man Hattan

    highschool ,which in hes neighbourhood in grad 5 he winned a Chess Competition, his parents and

    community very peroad ofo him .

    Find and correct as many mistakes as you can in the following:

    Since landing new yorker jKF air port last april. Thambi been attending Man Hattan

    highschool ,which in hes neighbourhood in grad 5 he winned a Chess Competition, his parents and

    community very peroad ofo him .

    Find and correct as many mistakes as you can in the following:

    Since landing new yorker jKF air port last april. Thambi been attending Man Hattan

    highschool ,which in hes neighbourhood in grad 5 he winned a Chess Competition, his parents and

    community very peroad ofo him .

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    STEP 2: Copy the words on the slip on the board and correct them as follows:

    Since landing at New Yorks JFK Airport last April, Thambi has

    been attending Manhattan High School, which is in his

    neighborhood. In Grade 5, he won a chess competition. His

    parents and community are very proud of him.

    Label the kinds of mistakes using the Super Editing Checklist (below).

    STEP 3: Hand out the following Super Editing Checklist and remind them of the

    mistakes theyve learned to correct. Then get them to do the corrections

    according to the numbered mistake, e.g. under 1. Prepositions, theyre to

    correct for prepositions but not for spelling or SVA.

    STEP 4: As they complete their work, those who finish first should sit together to

    check their work. As others finish, theyre to look for partners for mutual

    checking.

    STEP 5: When everyones had the opportunity to check and recheck, the teacher will

    go over the correct answers on the board. The students will keep their

    checklists permanently and use them for checking their own writing or for

    mutual checking.

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    THE SUPER EDITING WORKSHEET

    Check for the following:

    1. PREP (Preposition)

    Youll need a pen for write, a notebook to write, a pair sneakers to go school in, a pair of

    glasses to see at, and a cellphone for in emergencies.

    2. SVA (Subject-Verb Agreement)

    A number of the alumni is successful in business and politics.

    Mangash never forget the teacher who help him master calculus.

    3. CS (Comma Splice)

    First, they pranked him with a kick-me sign, then it was a wedgie, yesterday, he got

    mooned, the worst came today, it was a painful noogie.

    4. FRAG (Fragment)

    Despite earning the lowest marks. Vinod still wants a long vacation.

    Because Letchmi wanted to join her classmates in extracurricular activities.

    She very happy in music class. Always can sing and play the trumpet.

    5. RUN-ON SENTENCE

    The French immersion program is popular in Ontario even with non-French speaking families

    children can learn to speak many languages as long as they have the right environment

    there is no limit to their abilities.

    6. TENSE

    We back to Iran on Saturday. We dont come school next week.

    Had I know there was a test today, I would has study for it.

    Chitra study hard. Can you believe she no passing the exam?

    7. PERIODS/COMMAS/CAPS/SPACES

    Parents,I,d say , are the key to a child s eDucational success .friends are good to have,,,

    but Nobody

    can replace your dad and mom when it comesto life time a chievements.

    8. PROPER NOUNS

    Bewcannon high was one of the County schools Brain attended. He went to Havad Uniwersty,

    paid for through RTOC. For Grad School, Brain hopes to go to notre dame.

    9. SPELLING

    Trigometry waz mye m0st difficulty esubject en eskool, werking 0ut angels an meazurments

    two calculator varius lengthes and hights, wheras physicus, chemist, biol0gy, physcal

    educate, histry, and geograph wer A reel peace 0f kick.

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    ANSWER KEY:

    1. PREP (Preposition) = 4 mistakes

    Youll need a pen to write with, a notebook to write in, a pair sneakers to go school in, a

    pair of glasses to see with, and a cellphone for in emergencies.

    2. SVA (Subject-Verb Agreement) = 3 mistakes

    A number of the alumni is successful in business and politics.

    Mangash never forget the teacher who help him master calculus.

    3. CS (Comma Splice) = 4 mistakes

    First, they pranked him with a kick-me sign, then it was a wedgie, yesterday, he got

    mooned, the worst came today, it was a painful noogie.

    4. FRAG (Fragment) = 4 mistakes

    Despite earning the lowest marks. FRAG Vinod still wants a long vacation.

    Because Letchmi wanted to join her classmates in extracurricular activities. FRAG

    She very happy in music class. FRAG Always can sing and play the trumpet. FRAG

    5. RUN-ON SENTENCE = 2 mistakes

    The French immersion program is popular in Ontario even with non-French speaking families

    SENTENCE children can learn to speak many languages SENTENCE* as long as they

    have the right environment SENTENCE* there is no limit to their abilities.

    *You can place a sentence break, or a period, at either location.

    6. TENSE = 5 mistakes

    We back to Iran on Saturday. We dont come school next week.

    Had I know there was a test today, I would has study for it.

    Chitra study hard. Can you believe she no passing the exam?

    7. PERIODS/COMMAS/CAPS/SPACES = 16 mistakes

    Parents,I,d say , are the key to a child s eDucational success .friends are good to have,,,

    but Nobody__

    can replace your dad and mom when it comesto life time a chievements.

    8. PROPER NOUNS = 11 mistakes

    Bewcannon high was one of the County schools Brain attended. He went to Havad Uniwersty,

    paid for through RTOC. For Grad School, Brain hopes to go to notre dame.

    Rewritten: Buchanan High was one of the county schools Brian (or Bryan) attended. He

    went to Harvard University, paid for through ROTC. For grad school, Brian hopes to go to

    Notre Dame.

    9. SPELLING = all wrong but one

    Trigometry waz mye m0st difficulty esubject en eskool, werking 0ut angels an meazurments

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    two calculator varius lengthes and hights, wheras physicus, chemist, biol0gy, physcal

    educate, histry, and geograph wer A reel peace 0f kick.

    Rewritten: Trigonometry was my most difficult subject in school, working out angles and

    measurements to calculate various lengths and heights, whereas physics, chemistry, biology,

    physical education, history, and geography were a real piece of cake. (And, which occurs

    twice, is the only word correctly spelled.)