Sentence a Day
Subtitled "Short, playful proofreading exercises to help students avoid tripping up when they write." Each sentence should take only minutes to correct. Every page (203 in all) contains a short, often humorous, sentence that needs editing. This is followed by a suggested correction and notes for the teacher. The bottom, outside corner of each page has a list of topics addressed on that page. I like this volume better than others I've seen because it contains instruction, shows a sample correction, correlates skills, AND you can get one for each child to use on his/her own! All you need is a piece of paper (preferably construction paper or other opaque paper) folded in half to make a sleeve. Now, you can slip it over the bottom of the page to allow only the incorrect sentence to show over top (You may want to make two of these so there's no inadvertent peeking at the facing page solution, either). This way, your student can make corrections directly in the book. For more structural corrections, you may want to attach a lined Post-It® page to the sleeve to rewrite the sentence. To self-check, just pull the sleeve down. If anything is missed, your child can mark it on the page in another ink color, and, if needed, read the correctional instruction below.