Learning Target: I can access tools to help me proofread and edit my story.
We started by introducing the new vocabulary words gene, progeny, and congenital. These words have a common word root that comes from the Greek noun genos, which means family.
We then discussed why conventions are important and brainstormed resources for checking spelling. Students also received a proofreading checklist and proofreading marks handout. The proofreading checklist is on the Documents page. However, I do not have an electronic copy of the proofreading marks sheet.
Students had some time to proofread and edit in class.
Homework: The final draft of the story is due at the start on class on Thursday, 9/29 (A day)/Friday, 9/30 (B day).