Look for Mistakes!

Posted on: August 22nd, 2014 by Jessica

Students will read three sentences about the branches of the government of the United States. They are asked to edit these sentences. Follow-up ideas and additional editing suggestions are provided in the Dear Colleague letter. This activity is available on the emergent, primary, and intermediate levels and correlates with   the Common Core English Language Arts Standard: Language, “Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.” It also correlates with the IRA/NCTE Standard, “Students apply knowledge of language structure, language conventions (e.g., spelling and punctuation), media techniques, figurative language, and genre to create, critique, and discuss print and nonprint texts.” Emergent Emergent Spanish