I have included 75 quick editing practice warm-ups and four examples in which students will be asked to “Find 10” editing mistakes in the paragraph or short passage they are given.
The students love this type of activity and almost treat them as scavenger hunts for writing errors. There is a “means to the end” as once they have found 10 grammar, spelling or punctuation mistakes, they are finished editing the selection.
This activity is perfect for writing journals, writer’s workshop, whole group writing warm-ups and more.
I’ve included an answer key showing exactly where the editing errors are in each activity as well as a “Find 10” editing example poster.
Who is it for?
4th Graders (9 to 10-year-olds)
5th Graders (10 to 11-year-olds)
6th Graders (11 to 12-year-olds)
Gifted & talented students
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