Printables for This Topic:
Proofreading – We introduce
the notion of proofreading short hand.
Revising by Changing
– Study the original and revised sentences below. Are the changes
for the better?
Neglect the Garden
– Use what you have learned about revising sentences to review the
Show, Don't Tell!
– Read the sentence below. Consider the following questions. Then
rewrite the telling sentence so that it is showing.
Avoid Dead Verbs
– Rewrite the sentences below. Replace the dead verbs with
live verbs to make the sentences more interesting.
Writing – Edit each sentence. Use editing marks. Then, on a
separate sheet of paper, rewrite each sentence.