English Year 7 Proof Reading
Being able to spot errors in your own work and correct them is a vital skill. Here are some activities to help you to get better at doing this.
We have divided up the types of errors made into bands. Band 1 errors are very straightforward - missing capital letters and full stops, other basic punctuation such as question marks and exclamation marks, and spellings of common words. Band 2 errors are a little trickier - for example apostrophes, knowing when a full stop is needed rather than a comma (a mistake known as ‘comma splicing’) and more complex spellings.
Here are some activities which ask you to spot errors and correct them. Each activity has a Google Slide which tells you how many errors of different types to find. Read this first. Then look at the document/slide that has the title of the activity and the word ‘errors’. See if you can spot them all - you could challenge yourself against the clock! Try ten minutes to start, then try 5 minutes. Once you think you have found and corrected them all, check your answers against the corrected version.
Alice in Wonderland
Band 1 & 2
A Bad Morning
A Christmas Carol
A Monster Calls