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  • Table of Contents

    Introduction .................................................................................................................... 4

    Chapter 1 ....................................................................................................................... 6Building Proofreading Skills in Spelling

    Chapter 2 ..................................................................................................................... 18Building Proofreading Skills in Capitalization

    Chapter 3 ..................................................................................................................... 28Building Proofreading Skills in Punctuation

    Chapter 4 ..................................................................................................................... 39Building Proofreading Skills in Language Usage

    Chapter 5 ..................................................................................................................... 51Proofreading for Clarity, Transition, and Order

    Chapter 6 ..................................................................................................................... 61Proofreading and Editing Activities for Writing

    Chapter 7 ..................................................................................................................... 70Creative Writing and Proofreading for Success

    Certificate of Proofreading ........................................................................................ 80

    Answer Key .................................................................................................................. 81

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    IInnttrroodduuccttiioonn

    To the TeacherProofreading, in general usage, is the close examination of anything written

    before it is put into its final form for dissemination, including books, magazines,newspapers, newsletters, correspondence, and pamphlets.

    The purpose of Building Proofreading Skills is to assist your students inlearning and using basic proofreading techniques. It is the authors intention toprovide a selection of creative, even enjoyable, activities to encourage students todevelop these essential, lifelong writing skills.

    Proofreading skills are employed from the time the first grader writes that firstthree-letter spelling word on a test until well beyond the doctoral students multiplerevisions of a dissertation. It is never too early to begin teaching the skills andhabits of good proofreading.

    For the sake of organization, the opening chapters of this book have beendivided into the usual segments: spelling, capitalization, punctuation, and grammar.The concluding chapters contain longer selections for proofreading as well aswriting prompts for students to create their own works to be proofread. This bookalso contains a number of creative ideas for moving the task of proofreading fromthe teacher to the students.

    On page five is a list of commonly used proofreading and editing symbols.While the authors realize that proofreading symbols vary from book to book, thesesymbols are among the most commonly used. Your students will need to becomefamiliar with these symbols before attempting to complete the exercises in thisbook. The authors highly recommend that each student receive a permanent copyof the proofreading symbols.

    The answer key reflects the proofreading system explained on page five;therefore, if your students are familiar with a different system, answers may vary.Furthermore, there are often several ways to correctly punctuate, and the answerkey does not reflect all of these options.

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    Proofreading and Editing SymbolsProofreading symbols are used to identify mistakes and to state the needed correction.

    Listed below are the most common proofreading symbols, along with explanation andexamples of each.

    Example

    He explained the rules of

    Henderson middle School

    great skiing trips in the Winter

    My friend Joe a new green car.

    Some body will help you soon.

    taught my sister etiqquette

    Joy gave two too many reasons.

    the 30 inches of fabric

    In the ursh of leaving, he forgot

    The young boys threw the cowsover the fence some hay.

    The problem was easily solved

    Well Ill give it a chance.

    Toni usedthe money to start

    The letter read Dear Mr. Yen

    Ill help you now its not hard.

    lives on Twenty third Street

    Jonathan s new computer

    Sally said, Good morning.

    My father was rather angry at . . .

    Explanation of the Symbol

    Begin a new paragraph

    Capitalize a lowercase letter

    Use a lowercase letter

    Insert a missing word, letter, or punctuation mark

    Close up space

    Delete and close up

    Delete a word, letter, or punctuation mark

    Spell out

    Change the order of letters or words

    Move the circled words to the place marked by the arrow (write tr in themargin.)

    Add a period

    Add a comma

    Add a space

    Add a colon

    Add a semicolon

    Add a hyphen

    Add an apostrophe

    Insert quotation marks

    The stet in the margin means stay; let marked text stay as written. Place three dots under original text.

    Symbol

    Building Proofreading Skills 1999 by Incentive Publications, Inc.Nashville, TN.

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    CChhaapptteerr 11

    Building Proofreading Skills in SpellingSpelling mistakes can prevent others from seeing your great ideas in print. This chapter will

    help you learn to avoid common spelling errors through a variety of carefully selected activities.Many spelling mistakes come from careless haste. Whenever you write, proofread your papernot only for difficult words, but also for simple, ordinary words that you may have misspelledthrough carelessness.

    How to Improve Your Spelling of Particular Words:1. Find out what your personal spelling demons are and conquer them.2. Keep a good dictionary nearby to use whenever in doubt.3. Pronounce words correctly; this will help you write them correctly.4. Get into the habit of taking a good look at new or difficult words.5. Develop your own memory device (called a mnemonic) for difficult words.

    PRETEST: Each item below gives four possible spellings of a word. Read the words, and circlethe letter of the correct spelling.

    Sample:a. apoligize

    1. a. formela

    2. a. concession

    3. a. gratfull

    4. a. annoience

    5. a. hastily

    6. a. triplacate

    7. a. justefid

    8. a. stabillaty

    b. apologize

    b. fourmula

    b. concesion

    b. grateful

    b. annoiance

    b. hastilie

    b. tripleacate

    b. justified

    b. stabbility

    c. eplogize

    c. formula

    c. consetion

    c. greatful

    c. anoyence

    c. hastely

    c. triplicate

    c. justifyed

    c. stabilaty

    d. epoligize

    d. foremulla

    d. consession

    d. gradeful

    d. annoyance

    d. hastyly

    d. triplicte

    d. justifeyed

    d. stability

    NameBuilding Proofreading Skills 1999 by Incentive Publications, Inc.

    Nashville, TN.

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