Module 11-Proof and Edit-Language Arts 5B - Course Guide

Module Overview:

In this unit, students will learn what proofreading is and why it's important. Students will learn how to use a checklist to edit a research report. Students will apply strategies for editing a research report. Students will learn how to cite the sources of information in a research report.

Module Materials:

Lesson # Lesson Title Material(s)
1 Proofreading None
2 Editing By Checklist None
3 The Final Touches red (preferably red);
4 Citing Your Sources None

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 Proofreading
  1. Proofread a research report.
2 Editing By Checklist
  1. Describe the purpose of an editing checklist.
  2. Identify items that typically appear on an editing checklist.
3 The Final Touches
  1. Correct common writing mistakes related to grammar, usage, and mechanics.
  2. Edit a research report.
4 Citing Your Sources
  1. Cite sources of information used in a research report.

Module Key Words:

Key Words
mechanical error

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
1 Proofreading 6 Proofreading Worksheet Assignment
3 The Final Touches 7 Research Report Final Draft Assignment
4 Citing Your Sources 5 Bibliography Assignment

Learning Coach Notes:

Lesson # Lesson Title Notes
1 Proofreading In their Language Arts notebook, have your student explain the following: editing, proofreading, grammar and usage, and mechanical errors.
2 Editing By Checklist In their Language Arts notebook, have your student write down the checklist they should use when editing their writing.
3 The Final Touches
4 Citing Your Sources In their Language Arts Notebook, have your student define the words "cite" and "bibliography." Please have your student explain in their notebook how to create a bibliography.

Module Guiding Questions:

When a student starts a lesson ask them questions to check for prior knowledge and understanding and to review concepts being taught. At the end of the lesson ask the questions again to see if their answer changes.

Lesson Title Question
  1. What is editing?
Editing By Checklist
  1. What things do you look for when editing writing?
The Final Touches
  1. What are some grammar rules to keep in mind when editing your writing?
Citing Your Sources
  1. Why do you need to cite the sources you used when writing?

Module Video Questions:

When a student watches a video take time to ask them questions about what they watched. Suggested questions for the videos in this module are listed here. Suggestion: Have the student watch the entire video first all the way through. Then have them watch the video a second time, as they watch it pause the video and ask the questions.

Lesson Title Video Question
Proofreading Editing and Publishing
  1. What is editing?
  2. What is publishing?
  3. What are things you look for when editing your writing?
Editing By Checklist Editing
  1. What things do you check for when editing your writing?
The Final Touches Nouns and Articles: Proper Agreement
  1. What are articles?
  2. What is an indefinite article?
  3. What is a definite article?
  4. What are the rules when using articles?
The Final Touches Capitalize This!
  1. What are the rules for capitalizing words?
The Final Touches Comma Splices
  1. What cannot be joined by a comma?
  2. How do you create a compound sentence?
The Final Touches Verbs: Where the Action Is
  1. What is a verb?
  2. What is an action verb?
  3. What is a state of being verb?
Citing Your Sources Research: Cite Your Source
  1. What is a bibliography?
  2. How do you cite a source?

Module Suggested Read Aloud Books:

Take time to read to your student or have them read aloud to you. Read a different book each day. While reading the book point out concepts being taught. You may purchase these books or find them at your local library. Suggested things to discuss while reading the book:

  • What is the main idea?
  • What are three things new you learned?
  • How does this book relate to what you are learning about?

# Book Author Lexile Level

Module Outing:

Take some time to apply what your student is learning to the real world. Suggested outings are below.

# Outing