Ann M. Bain, Ed.D. [email protected] Sheppard Pratt Hospital Baltimore, Maryland PROOFREADING of Open Court Correlated LANGUAGE ARTS PROGRAM PROOFREADING for individuals & small groups with SLD Proofreading Teacher/ • first Tutor sit on your hands •leave the red pen in the drawer read the students’ text •focus on the communicative intent Proofreading Find the most frequent error ERRORS • Spelling • Structure -- sentence or paragraph • Punctuation • Grammar • Other Proofreading . • • SPELLING RULES • there/their • CONSISTENT VERB TENSE • DIGRESSION FROM TOPIC • etc. SENTENCE LIFTING Find the most frequent error Copy down as many examples as you can Label the papers REVISE Sentence Lifting Put the best examples (3 or 4) of the error on the board Ask student(s) if they can find an error Invite one student to correct the error • Sentence Lifting Student comes to board and corrects error using colored chalk • My most exciting and boring experiences. [may be very different than yours.] Example of error/Sentence lifting Smoking is bad for you because it gives you lung cancer and later on in life you can die from smoking. Smoking is bad for you because it gives you lung cancer and L later on in life you can die from smoking. PROOFREADING Student explains correction Mini-teaching lesson Continue with all examples Proofreading Explain “R” and “OK” Give papers back Erase the board Ask students to proofread for this one skill if they have an “R” Let’s make a rule! Use a period at the end of a sentence. • One excellent example Check for run-ons • One excellent example PROOFREAD: POST THE RULE IN THE CLASSROOM IN THE NOTEBOOK TELL STUDENTS TO PROOFREAD FOR THE RULE The Skill through the week(s) Provide more practice with sentences lifted from students’ work Use commercial material cautiously Reinforce the “mini-lesson” NEW ASSIGNMENT (all writing assignments) PROOFREAD your paper Proofread for rule # 1 Check for and. Do you have a run-on? NEW ASSIGNMENT COLLECT THE PUT NEW ASSIGNMENT “R” IF RULE # 1 IS VIOLATED Find the most frequent error on this assignment Mark papers with “R” or “OK” PROOFREADING Repeat the whole cycle with the two proofreading rules. Students gradually learn to proofread Students correct other errors MODIFICATIONS FOLD WRITTEN TEXT IN HALF POINT TO EACH WORD POINT AND READ ORALLY UNDERLINE WITH ERASER UNDERLINE AND READ ORALLY PROOFREAD BACKWARDS Proofreading and Editing Public When Use vs. Private Writing writing a draft, skip lines the computer: SOLO Write OUTLOUD, COWRITER, & DRAFT-BUILDER EDITING/PROOFREADING BE PATIENT– THESE ARE VERY DIFFICULT SKILLS INFORM PARENTS AND SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION ABOUT HOW YOU ARE TEACHING THESE SKILLS.