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Grammar: Proofreading and Editing Discuss this eTheme.

Learn the difference between proofreading and editing. Some websites include tips on how to proofread or edit your work. There are interactive websites for practicing your proofreading skills. Includes a link to an eThemes resource on interactive writing activities.

Grades

  • 3,
  • 4,
  • 5,
  • 6,
  • 7

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Here are some editing techniques you can use to check your work.
This five page PDF file for older students explains the difference between editing and proofreading. The handout includes tips for both editing and proofreading.
Here are some suggestions for proofreading your writing to see if you used your commas correctly.
In this online editing activity, you must decide if the capitalization in sixteen sentences is correct. When you have finished click on "Submit Application" to check your answers.
Here are many interactive exercises to help you with your proofreading skills. Test your knowledge of commas, pronouns, word choice, and more.
This game gives you a chance to proofread the transcripts from a television station. Click on the van to start. Requires Macromedia Shockwave Player.
Choose a category and try to proofread the sentences. Once you have edited a sentence, click on "Check Answer" to see if you were right.
Choose a category and try to proofread the sentences. Once you have edited a sentence, click on "Check Answer" to see if you were right.
Try this proofreading exercise. It tests spelling, punctuation, and capitalization.
These sites feature interactive grammar and writing sites that are fun to use with SMARTboards. The online games and quizzes cover topics such as nouns, verbs, sentences, proofreading, capitalization, punctuation, plurals, and more. There are links to an eThemes Resource on writing prompts and to the eThemes index that leads to many more resources on grammar and writing topics.

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