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Spoofing and Proofing the Classics: Literature-Based Activities to Develop Critical Reading Skills and Grammatical Knowledge (Paperback)
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Spoofing and Proofing the Classics: Literature-Based Activities to Develop Critical Reading Skills and Grammatical Knowledge (Paperback)

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Paperback 116 Pages / Published: 28/02/2007
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Using shaggy dog stories based on classic literature, the Polettes address common spelling and grammatical errors and the ways in which children can be taught to read critically to recognize them. Stories such as Rapunzel, Alice, The Hare and the Tortoise, and King Arthur, purposely embedded with common errors, have been pretested in teacher workshops given by Nancy Polette and in Dr. Keith Polette's classes at the University of Texas, El Paso. Teachers found them specific enough to be used directly in the writing instruction curriculum and fun for students to read and try to figure out.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781591585183
Number of pages: 116
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 279 x 216 x 8 mm


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"Reproducible passages with built-in errors are designed to help upper-elementary and middle-school students hone in on specific grammatical concepts through proofreading. The stories are goofy and familiar, with punny punch lines guaranteed to elicit groans." - Curriculum Connections
"Keith Polette and Nancy Polette, an author, presenter, and speaker, provide 45 reproducible stories that contain spelling and grammatical errors, with corrections, to teach children in grades three to eight editing skills. These are Shaggy Dog stories based on classic literature humorous versions of them that end with a joke or pun. The stories, such as Rapunzel, The Yellow Brick Road, and The Frankenstein Monster, instruct students what usage errors to watch out for and each has the same narrative structure." - Reference & Research Book News

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