WELCOME TO CARDINALCON!!!!!!
Hello everyone! You’re here in my room because your English teacher thought you could use some extra help with errors in your writing. Today we will be learning about common errors in writing and how to fix them!
ELAGSE9-10L1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
- Use parallel structure.*
- Use various types of phrases (noun, verb, adjectival, adverbial, participial, prepositional, absolute) and clauses (independent, dependent; noun, relative, adverbial) to convey specific meanings and add variety and interest to writing or presentations.
Learning Target: Students will examine common writing errors and work together to fix them.
Ok, everyone! So, let’s get things started with a little quiz….no not that kind of quiz! A fun one! This is called the Grammar Income Test. Based on how good you are at writing and at catching errors, you can predict what your income will be when you’re grown! Pretty cool, right? Let’s see how well you score!
(Ok, it’s not 100% accurate. I didn’t get any wrong, and I sure don’t make that much money, LOL!)
After we’ve done the Grammar Income Test, I’m going to pass out two things to you – one, a sheet of twelve common writing errors and two, an essay with a whole lot of mistakes! Let’s start out by trying on our own – take a few minutes to work on the front page and see how many errors you can catch and correct. Then, when you get to the back, find a partner and work with them to find all the errors on the back half!
After everyone has had a chance to go through the bad essay example, we’re going to go over it together while I make corrections on the document camera 🙂
Once that’s done, if we have time, everyone will get a chance to trick their neighbors – I want you to write a sentence with an error or two in it, and then trade with your neighbor. Neighbors, you have to correct your partner’s sentence!
Stick your corrected sentence sticky notes up on the board when you’re done 🙂
And that’s today, everyone! I hope you had a fabulous CardinalCon session!!