With our students gearing up for the SBAC test, grades 3, 4, and 5 worked on typing and proofreading today. There is a great site from Harcourt Schools with proofreading practice. Proofreading Makes Perfect allows students to practice spelling and grammar in different parts of the sentence. Their exercises help students scan sentences for common mistakes and gives tips on how to fix them.
Grades 3 & 4 worked on these exercises from Harcourt. First the students open up a web browser like Firefox or Safari. Then they go to the Google search engine and enter "Harcourt School" + "proofreading" + their grade. The first link from Google (not Yahoo!) will usually be the correct one.
We had some internet problems so 5th grade worked on a different activity. We did another "Story Starter". Students worked in groups of three to type stories from the following starter "I was a looking a shark right in the eye when he said...". We got a lot of good stories from class including ones about shark slayers, the doom cave at the bottom of the ocean, and a dastardly whale shark.
Happy Aloha Friday!