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A vital skill for young writers is to be able to revise and edit their writing. Recognizing an error in spelling, punctuation, grammar, and word usage takes some practice. The worksheets listed below give your student this important practice. You may use them for free in your classroom or at home. To read more about them or to download a printable PDF, simply click on the title. Check out all of our writing worksheets !
Make the Spelling Corrections
Encourage your students to look for spelling corrections with this “Correcting, Proofing, and Editing” worksheet.
Use this “Correcting, Proofing, and Editing” activity to teach your students the importance of proofreading by correcting spelling mistakes.
Correct the Paragraph
Have your students proofread and correct paragraphs with this helpful editing worksheet.
Correct the Spelling
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Correcting Mistakes: Rewrite the Sentences
Encourage your students to check for sentence mistakes with this “Rewrite the Sentences” classroom activity.
Spot It: Unnecessary Words
Practice identifying unnecessary words with this printable worksheet on editing and proofing. Students will be asked to read through a series of sentences and circle the ones that contain unnecessary words. This activity is great for use both at home and in the classroom.
Spot It! Faulty Coordination
Help your students with their reading and writing skills by using this printable activity in class. With this worksheet on editing and proofing, students will be asked to read through ten sentences and identify the ones that contain faulty coordination. Ideal for 5th – 8th grade, but can be used where appropriate.
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Spelling: What’s Wrong, and What’s Right?
Your students will learn the difference between right and wrong in spelling with this “Proofing and Editing” worksheet.
Spot it! Which Are Grammatically Correct?
With this printable worksheet on editing and proofing, students will be asked to circle the number of the sentence that is grammatically correct. Ideal for 6th – 12th grade students, but can be used where needed.
Correct Spelling: Right or Wrong
In this “Right or Wrong” classroom activity, your students will correct spelling mistakes while proofreading the sentences on this worksheet.
Find It! Faulty Parallel Construction
Practice recognizing faulty parallel construction by completing this printable worksheet. This activity focuses on refining editing and proofing skills. It is ideal for high school students, but can be used where appropriate. Because it is made easy to print, this worksheet is great for use both at home and in the classroom by parents, teachers, or students. Click the link below to download and print the worksheet to get started.
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Editing and Proofreading Worksheets
Who doesn't like to write pieces with sentences super clear, ideas fantastically organized, and most importantly, vocabulary and grammar uncompromisingly immaculate? In order for this to happen, it's inevitable that students have a good grasp of the editing and proofreading process, which is what we seek to facilitatein this set of pdf worksheets ideal for grade 2 through grade 8. Let the young ones step in and take the helms, while learning how to edit and proofread their works. This is set to change your writing big time! Start off your practice with our free worksheets!
Correcting the Spelling
Lauren Leto once said, "If you can spell "Nietzsche" without Google, you deserve a cookie." Even the best writers are vulnerable to spelling errors. In this printable worksheet, kids color the correctly-spelled words.
Proofreading a Paragraph on T-Rex
The pleasure of proofreading is when you have a relatively long text, and nearly every sentence has something waiting to be corrected in it. Let 4th grade kids spot and correct errors in this passage about T-Rex.
Proofreading Marks | Basic Chart
This chart is engaging mainly thanks to the instant help it gives the aspiring writers in the class, in the form of common proofreading marks. They learn each mark coupled with its meaning.
Proofreading Marks | Advanced Chart
Familiarize young proofreaders with these symbols and abbreviations and encourage them to use these marks to correct spelling mistakes, improve punctuation, and enhance the readability.
Spelling it Correctly
Little drops of water make the mighty ocean. It's often the tiniest detail that makes the biggest difference to your writing. Here, 2nd grade and 3rd grade children read each word carefully, and correct the mistake in its spelling.
How many mistakes are there?
Proofreading is not a luxury you give your writing; it's an integral part of the writing process itself. In this pdf worksheet, kids look for errors in capitalization, punctuation, spelling and grammar.
Proofreading and Rewriting
All English teachers agree that kids who fish their writing for errors and fix them, shine the brightest in ELA classes, and we can't agree more. This printable exercise gives practice with rewriting sentences correctly.
Proofreading Sentences | Labor Day
Labor Day, with all its fun and frolic, is an occasion we all so passionately wait for. Why not ask children in grade 4 and grade 5 to proofread six sentences abounding in the Labor Day spirit and festivities?
Proofreading a Passage on Liberty Bell
Let children know that, once they successfully answer this pdf worksheet, their proofreading skills are set to go places. They read a passage about the Liberty Bell, make corrections and rewrite the passage.
Proofreading | Nocturnal Animals
Watch children fire in all cylinders, as they start editing and proofreading this passage. They peruse the piece, point out its mistakes using proofreading marks, and sport that triumphant smile on their face.
Proofreading | The United States
Relish the bliss of proofreading transforming into an absolute riot with this paragraph correction worksheet! Children scout for mistakes and use proofreading marks to show these.
Proofreading a Passage on Caffeine
Get ready to be amazed, as 5th grade and 6th grade children dig in to impress you with their proofreading skills. Give them a pat on their back, as they identify and fix errors in grammar, punctuation, and spelling in this exercise.
Modifiers placed incorrectly can mean misery while we read a sentence. Identifying and fixing misplaced modifiers are an indispensable part of editing. This printable worksheet provides practice in this editing aspect.
Misplaced Modifiers | More Practice
Misplaced modifiers can sometimes be easy to fix, but there are other times when this becomes a little more demanding affair. Help grade 7 students, as they try and fix the misplaced modifiers in these sentences.
When misplaced modifiers become more problematic to deal with, and start to increasingly jeopardize clarity, we call them dangling modifiers. In this exercise, 7th grade and 8th grade students spot and fix dangling modifiers.
Dangling Modifiers | More Practice
Let the high-flying learners work at their own time and pace, as you give them further work with dangling modifiers. In this practice pdf, they find out if the modifier is dangling or not, and fix the mistake, if it's one.
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Proofreading is the final step of the writing process. We encourage to never proofread right after you complete a draft. Give yourself some time to clear your head. If you jump right into you will tend to read what you intended to write not what actually appears on the page. Before you start make sure that you are using the correct medium for you. Some people can work right off of the computer screen, but more people find it helpful to print the work out and use a pen to correct their work. Also make sure that you have a quiet place to work and read the work aloud to yourself for the best results. You may want to proofread in parts if the work is very lengthy. I often start the process by writing down the overall goal of my work and after I read it through once, I ask myself if I achieved that goal. Make sure that every point you make is crystal clear to the reader. Make sure to read slowly and go over each sentence with a fine-tooth comb. Let your students know that spell check and grammar check won't catch every mistake (they are particularly bad about catching homonyms). Even writers that use computers can benefit from a real person looking over their work. The following collection of worksheets will introduce your students to proofreading and editing.
These worksheets will walk you through the process of using shorthand while editing. We will introduce you to commonly used symbols that you may find helpful as you review your own work. Remember these lessons and worksheets are made to help you grasp the process, not write a better story than what was written by the author. Activities include correcting all mistakes within a given paragraph, using three common ways of correcting run-on sentences, learning to proofread and how to use editing marks correctly, and more. Please Note: While answer sheets have been provided for each worksheet for instructors, in some cases, student answers may vary slightly.
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Errors in a written work distract readers, and can prevent the author's point from coming across. Checking a written work for errors as a final step before publishing it is called proofreading. There are special marks that can be used to indicate that there is an error in a text.
Where are the Mistakes?
It was a busy morning. first, Eddie work up early, so his mother cooked him breakfast instead of just handing him banana on his way out the door. While she was turning a pancake the baby woke up. Then the cat hissed at the dog, and when the dog was running away, he knocked over the recycling bin.
Editing Run-on Sentences
A run-on sentence is two or more complete sentences that are punctuated as one long sentence. Run on sentences often occur in first drafts, but can be corrected during the editing process.
Find the Mistakes
How many mistakes can you find? Circle all of the mistakes that you find in the passage.
Where Are the Problems?
Use the proofreading marks below to correct the assigned text.
Katys father is a doctor. He takes car of sick children helps them to get better. he also gives children shots, and talks to them and their parents about how to stay healthy Katy likes to visit her father at his office, because he always has a pocket full of Lollipops!
Ted Needs an Editor!
Ted has written a paragraph about how to wash your hands. Read Ted's paragraph. Make corrections so that his paragraph makes sense, and is easy to follow. Make sure Ted's paragraph has lead, a topic sentence, and a conclusion.
The paragraph below needs to be proofread. Use editing marks to make corrections. Then rewrite the paragraph on the lines below, correcting the errors.
Editing Informal Letters
Mrs. Jenkins, the school librarian, wrote a letter to her friend who lives in another state. Her letter contains eight errors. Find them and correct them. Rewrite her letter on the lines below.
Start with a Peer Review
It can be hard to see your own work objectively. Sometimes when you read your own work, you see what you meant to write, and not what actually ended up on the page. Peer review is a process by which a piece of writing is checked by others in the same field to make sure that it meets the necessary standards before it is published.
Rewrite each sentence to correct the errors.
Create a Podcast!
Kelly has written an article about how to create a podcast. Before it is published in the school newspaper, it is your job to edit Kelly's work. Circle the errors that you find in Kelly's article.
Create a Podcast! Part 2
This is the follow up to the previous worksheet.
Haley has written a short article for her local newspaper. Her article contains a few errors. Circle the errors. Then rewrite the article on the lines below.
Get into STEM!
Time to be the editor! Use editing marks to make corrections to the article below.
Get Ready to Proofread!
Errors in a written work can be very distracting for readers. Proofreading means to check your work for errors. Only when a text is error-free can your reader can concentrate on what it is you are saying.
Proof the Paragraph
Many people think of mosquitos as being just annoying, but they can actually be very dangerous pests. they can carry diseases like West Nile Virus and Zika Mosquitoes are usually found in areas where there is standing water. Some Communities try to control mosquito populations spraying insecticides.
Use proofreading marks to correct the paragraph. This will help you better understand how these works should be corrected.
It pays to proofread.
It had been a bad Week. On Monday, Mr. Miller had gotten a flat tire on his way to work He didn't have a spare, and he ended up being three hours late.
Proofreading Marks Quiz
On the line below each proofreading mark, write what the mark means. Then use these marks to correct the assigned text.
The House on the Corner
The house on the corner is sale. It is a rancher. it has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. It also has a hug back yard that is completely fenced it, so it would be a great house for pet owners. My father says that the asking price is fairly low, so I expect that soon we will have new neighbors?
Practice Your Proofreading Skills
Use the marks provided to proofread the paragraph. This is a selection about a long and hot summer.
Home Spa Day!
The paragraph below needs to be proofread. Use proofreading marks to make corrections. This selection of text is more spread out than the previous versions.
Marcia is writing a letter to her friend Joe. But before she can send it, it needs to be proofread. Read Marcia's letter. Circle the errors.
Use the proofreading marks above to proofread the passage. We make them very visible and almost too big on this worksheet.
Where Did I Go Wrong?
Circle the error(s) in each sentence. take your time and sound out everything otherwise you will miss a few.
The Harried Harpers
There was always so much to do! Mrs. harper picked up her five-year-old from kindergarten. She went to the grocery story and ran some other errands. Then she picked up her ten-year old from school and took the girl's straight to their music lessons.
Read the passage. Circle the errors. Use the checklist to indicate the kinds of errors you found in the passage.
How to Improve Your Proofreading and Editing Skills
The Internet has revolutionized the way we conduct business and communicate with each other, so being a good proofreader or editor can be an extremely valuable skill in today's world. Proofreading and editing may not seem like highly technical or complex tasks, but they are an essential part of the publishing process that should not be overlooked.
When people take the time to proofread their work before sending it out into the world, they let their audience know that they care about their work and want to make sure that it's presented in the best possible light.
As an author, editor, proofreader, or publisher, you can save yourself time and money by ensuring that every document you create goes through a meticulous proofreading and editing process before publishing. This means making sure all spelling errors, grammar issues, and formatting glitches are resolved before you publish.
Here are five ways you can improve your proofreading and editing skills so that you can take your writing to the next level and create content that has an impact on your readers.
1. Look at Things from Different Angles
When proofreading, don't just look at your work in a linear manner. Sometimes you can get a better feel for your writing by stepping back, looking at it from different angles, and zooming in on certain sections.
Read everything aloud, especially if you have difficulty with spelling or grammar-the act of speaking gives you better access to both of these skills than simply reading silently does.
2. One Type of Error at a Time
If you're proofreading a piece that contains spelling errors, start with those. If it has punctuation errors, start there. The idea is to work your way through each section in turn-and never mix editing styles.
For example, don't skip from one type of error to another without stopping for a moment; better yet, if you can only read one word at a time (such as when reading from a hard copy), then go back and complete all of one type of error before moving on.
3. Keep a List of Mistakes You Usually Make
Though we're not perfect proofreaders or editors, most of us are pretty good at spotting our own mistakes.
Make a list of your personal pet peeves-grammatical, punctuation, or formatting errors that you make repeatedly-and try your best to steer clear of them going forward.
4. Re-Read It Later. And Again. And Again...
if you've finished your work, you must go back through it one more time. Give yourself a day or two before you read it to ensure you don't proofread with your brain on autopilot. This is a good way to catch typos or grammatical errors that may have slipped by before. If you can, ask someone else to look over your work as well-they might notice something you missed!
5. The Fewer Words, the Better
This is true not only in speech but also in writing. The more words we use to communicate a message, it's more difficult it is for readers to understand. Think about when you are speaking with someone who uses jargon-professional or otherwise-and all of a sudden, everyone around you stops listening. The same goes for writing; if your sentences are too long and complicated, they will lose their audience quickly.
If you want to improve your editing skills, start by keeping your sentences short and straightforward.
While editing can seem like a tedious process, a single grammatical error or sentence misread by millions of readers is a colossal waste of your time. Good editing may not add instant value, but bad editing will always take away from your efforts and productivity-and in some cases, end up costing you lost credibility. Follow our tips to become efficient and well-versed in your craft.
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