"The 5 Minute Edit": Mini Stories of Pumpkins and Turkeys!

Research tells us that a skill is better perfected if it is practiced frequently, in smaller bits, than once in a while in larger bits.  The 5 Minute Edit is a timed, proof-reading skill practice wherein students find errors in a short passage in 5 minutes. Then they can record their progress on a chart which can easily be pasted on the inside cover of a notebook. Teacher's Instructions for use are included and a Score Record Chart for the students. Use stories in any order. Insert your own number in the box for record-keeping purposes.
I have had good success with this drill in helping students to not only become better proof-readers, but also to enable them to do the job more quickly and efficiently with their own writing.

More Editing Passages will be added over time.

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  • Gr.4-6
  • Advanced Gr.3
  • Home schoolers
  • Intermediate ESL/EFL


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