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Let’s Proofread. Language Arts What is proofreading? Proofreading a sentence means trying to find a mistake and correct it. Proofreading a sentence means.

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2 Let’s Proofread. Language Arts

3 What is proofreading? Proofreading a sentence means trying to find a mistake and correct it. Proofreading a sentence means trying to find a mistake and correct it.

4 Common Mistakes: Punctuation Punctuation Capitalization Capitalization Word Usage Word Usage Run-On sentences Run-On sentences

5 Punctuation End marks – periods, question marks, and exclamations marks End marks – periods, question marks, and exclamations marks Commas – date, words in a series Commas – date, words in a series Abbreviations and Titles Abbreviations and Titles Quotation Marks Quotation Marks

6 Can You Correct These Sentences? Can You Correct These Sentences? 1. I see the deer in the distance 2. What a delicious pizza this is 3. My birthday is November Dr Smith moved to Washington. 5. Stand over there, said the teacher.

7 Can You Correct These Sentences? Can You Correct These Sentences? 1. I see the deer in the distance. 2. What a delicious pizza this is! 3. My birthday is November 20, Dr. Smith moved to Washington. 5. “Stand over there,” said the teacher.

8 Capitalization Beginning of sentence Beginning of sentence Proper Nouns Proper Nouns Titles Titles

9 Can you correct these sentences? 1. he visited the Space Museum. 2. emily smith goes to maple ridge school. 3. Have you read did you carry the flag today,Charlie?

10 Can you correct these sentences? 1. He visited the Space Museum. 2. Emily Smith goes to Maple Ridge School. 3. Have you read Did You Carry the Flag Today,Charlie?

11 Word Usage Verb Tense Verb Tense Subject-Verb Agreement Subject-Verb Agreement Possessives Possessives Plurals Plurals

12 Can you correct these sentences? 1. He seen a rabbit in the yard. 2. Boxes was in her bedroom. 3. Those boys toys disappeared. 4. Their desks were messy today.

13 Can you correct these sentences? 1. He saw a rabbit in the yard. 2. Boxes were in her bedroom. 3. Those boys’ toys disappeared. 4. Their desks were messy today.

14 How did you do? For more practice, print and complete the following. For more practice, print and complete the following. 1. Proofreading Proofreading 2. Finding More Violators Finding More Violators Finding More Violators


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