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Name Proofreading 1.1 Proofreading: Short Vowels > Read the passage. Circle the best answer to each question. Class Lunch (1) Our cooking class made lunch last week. (2) The first thing we had to do was to plan the meal. (3) We spint the morning making ham sandwiches and salad. (4) We also made pumpkin pie for dessert. (5) First, we made the crust. (6) Then, we made the sticky pumpken filling. (7) We were careful not to skip any ingredients. (8) We put the pie in the oven and shut the door. (9) The smell was so good as it cooked! (10) We took it out when the clock timer rang. (11) What a great lunch! 1. What change, if any, should be made in sentence 3? a. Change spint to spent. b. Add a comma after morning. c. Change the period to a question mark. d. Make no change. 2. What change, if any, should be made in sentence 6? a. Change sticky to stecky. b. Change pumpken to pumpkin. c. Change pumpken to pompken. d. Make no change. > What would be your favorite part of the lunch? Explain why. Write two or three sentences. Use a spelling word in each sentence. © Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved. Grade 3 Printable

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  • Name Proofreading1.1

    Proofreading: Short Vowels > Read the passage. Circle the best answer to each question.

    Class Lunch(1) Our cooking class made lunch last week. (2) The first thing we

    had to do was to plan the meal. (3) We spint the morning making ham sandwiches and salad. (4) We also made pumpkin pie for dessert. (5) First, we made the crust. (6) Then, we made the sticky pumpken filling. (7) We were careful not to skip any ingredients. (8) We put the pie in the oven and shut the door. (9) The smell was so good as it cooked! (10) We took it out when the clock timer rang. (11) What a great lunch!

    1. What change, if any, should be made in sentence 3?

    a. Change spint to spent.

    b. Add a comma after morning.

    c. Change the period to a question mark.

    d. Make no change.

    2. What change, if any, should be made in sentence 6?

    a. Change sticky to stecky.

    b. Change pumpken to pumpkin.

    c. Change pumpken to pompken.

    d. Make no change.

    > What would be your favorite part of the lunch? Explain why. Write two or three sentences. Use a spelling word in each sentence.

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    Proofreading: VCe Spellings > Read the passage. Circle the best answer to each question.

    Bike Race(1) This note is to invite you to the Portside Bike Race. (2) The price

    to enter the race is five dollars. (3) The money raised will help sick kids. (4) You could sav a life just by riding your bike!

    (5) Riders will race for a mile. (6) All riders must follow every rule. (7) Stay on the road. (8) There will be a red cone at the finish line. (9) The first rider to pass the cone wins a prize.

    (10) Please come out to the race. (11) There is no excuse to stay home!

    1. What change, if any, should be made in sentence 4?

    a. Change life to lif.

    b. Change sav to save.

    c. Change sav to saev.

    d. Make no change.

    2. What change, if any, should be made in sentence 6?

    a. Capitalize riders.

    b. Add a comma after riders.

    c. Change the period to a question mark.

    d. Make no change.

    > What do you think will happen at the bike race? Write two or three sentences. Use a spelling word in each sentence.

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    Proofreading: More Long a and Long e Spellings > Read the passage. Circle the best answer to each question.

    On the Nature Trail(1) Today, I went to a nature preserve. (2) It has a trail you can hike.

    (3) It takes you to places where you can see wildlife. (4) I saw many birds and small animals. (5) Once, I heard a sound coming from some bushes. (6) At first I was afraid. (7) Then a mother deer and her sweet little baby stepped onto the trayl. (8) I had never seen a real deer before. (9) It was such a treat! (10) The deer seemed to dash away in a flash of spead. (11) It was a great hike. (12) I was sorry when it was time to leave.

    1. What change, if any, should be made in sentence 7?

    a. Change mother to Mother.

    b. Change sweet to sweat.

    c. Change trayl to trail.

    d. Make no change.

    2. What change, if any, should be made in sentence 10?

    a. Change seemed to seamed.

    b. Change spead to speed.

    c. Change the period to an exclamation point.

    d. Make no change.

    > Why do you think the deer dashed away? Write two or three sentences. Use a spelling word in each sentence.

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    Proofreading: More Long o Spellings > Read the passage. Circle the best answer to each question.

    Finding Wonderland(1) To find Wonderland, you have to step through a magic window.

    (2) Although magic windows are said to glow in the dark, they’re very hard to find (3) I sometimes get clues to finding one. (4) The clues usually tell me to “folow a trail, alone, at night. (5) When I’m on the trail, I think, “I’m almost there. (6) Soon I’ll open a magic window and step into Wonderland!”

    (7) But that hasn’t happened. (8) I’m afraid Wonderland isn’t real. (9) It must be only a dream. (10) Now I think, “Maybe I’ll find Wonderland when I sleep and dream.”

    1. What change, if any, should be made in sentence 2?

    a. Spell the word glow with two /l/s.

    b. Spell the word glow with two /o/s.

    c. Add a period after the word find.

    d. Make no change.

    2. What change, if any, should be made in sentence 4?

    a. Change folow to follow.

    b. Change alone to alonne.

    c. End the sentence with a question mark instead of a period.

    d. Make no change.

    > Besides following clues, what other strategies could you use to find a magic window? Write two or three sentences. Use a spelling word in each sentence.

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    Proofreading: More Long i Spellings > Read the passage. Circle the best answer to each question.

    A Midnight Ride(1) On April 18, 1775, American hero Paul Revere rode from Boston to

    Lexington, Massachusetts. (2) His job was to warn the local Minutemen of a British attack. (3) Revere knew that the British might row “by sea” or march “by land.” (4) Before Revere left, he planned a sielent warning system. (5) Two lanterns in the Old North Church tower would signal that the British were moving by sea.

    (6) Revere set off on horseback after eleven o’clock. (7) He needed to warn the Minutemen without frightening them. (8) Although Revere was captured by the British, his midnite ride was a success, for he alerted the Minutemen about the British attack.

    1. What change, if any, should be made in sentence 4?

    a. Change sielent to silent.

    b. Change system to sistem.

    c. Change the comma to a period.

    d. Make no change.

    2. What change, if any, should be made in sentence 8?

    a. Change Although to Althow.

    b. Change midnite to midnight.

    c. Change alerted to will be alerting.

    d. Make no change.

    > Explain why Paul Revere was a hero of the American Revolution. Write two or three sentences. Use a spelling word in each sentence.

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    Proofreading: More Short and Long Vowels > Read the passage. Circle the best answer to each question.

    A Great Day(1) Today started out like any other frieday. (2) I got dressed and ate

    some toast. (3) As I started to comb my hair, I heard some kids playing outside. (4) I thought it must be a holiday. (5) Then suddenly I remembered today was June eighteenth. (6) It was the first day of summer vacation! (7) There were no more math tests and no more pils of homework.

    (8) The rest of the day was perfect. (9) I rode my bike and went swimming at the lake. (10) Then I read my book and just took it easy for a while. (11) Summer is great! (12) But I know I’ll feel eager to get back to school when September comes again.

    1. What change, if any, should be made in sentence 1?

    a. Change ie to i in frieday.

    b. Capitalize the f in frieday.

    c. Both a and b.

    d. Make no change.

    2. What change, if any, should be made in sentence 7?

    a. Change math to mathe.

    b. Change pils to piles.

    c. Change pils to piels.

    d. Make no change.

    > What do you think the narrator will do for the rest of the summer? Write two or three sentences. Use a spelling word in each sentence.

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    Proofreading: Three-Letter Blends > Read the passage. Circle the best answer to each question.

    On the Porch(1) One late night, Ed woke up and heard an odd noise: squeak,

    squeak. (2) It appeared to be coming from the front porch of his house. (3) Ed looked through his window skreen, but it was pitch black outside.

    (4) Ed crept slowly to the porch door. (5) He stood on his toes, ready to sprint back into the house if he sensed danger. (6) He started to squeeze the door handle. (7) He prepared to ease the door open.

    (8) Then Ed noticed something quite stange. (9) The rocking chair on the porch was swaying back and forth.

    1. What change, if any, should be made in sentence 3?

    a. Change through to threw.

    b. Change skreen to screen.

    c. Change the period to a question mark.

    d. Make no change.

    2. What change, if any, should be made in sentence 8?

    a. Add a comma after Ed.

    b. Change quite to quit.

    c. Change stange to strange.

    d. Make no change.

    > What do you think will happen next? Write two or three sentences about what Ed discovered on the porch. Use a Spelling Word in each sentence.

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    Proofreading: Words with /j/, /k/, and /kw/ > Read the passage. Circle the best answer to each question.

    The Great Chicago Fire(1) How did the Great Chicago Fire start in 1871? (2) One theory

    blames Mrs. O’Leary’s cow. (3) Mrs. O’Leary kept her five cows in a barn. (4) It was reported that one cow gave a hard nuj to a lit lantern in the barn. (5) The lantern tipped, and the flame set some nearby hay on fire.

    (6) A second theory has it that a meteor falling to Earth caused the fire. (7) There are other theories, too. (8) But none have ever been proven.

    (9) What is true is that the fire burned for over two days. (10) It destroyed a huge part of Chicago, earning the name the Great Chicago Fire.

    1. What change, if any, should be made in sentence 4?

    a. Change nuj to nudge.

    b. Change lantern to lanturn.

    c. Capitalize barn.

    d. Make no change.

    2. What change, if any, should be made in sentence 6?

    a. Change second to seckond.

    b. Change has to have.

    c. Change caused to cawsed.

    d. Make no change.

    > What might have prevented the Great Chicago Fire? Write two or three sentences to explain. Use a Spelling Word in each sentence.

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    Proofreading: Silent Consonants > Read the passage. Circle the best answer to each question.

    The Chess Game(1) Sean stared at the chessboard. (2) As he glanced at his opponent,

    he felt a big not form in his stomach. (3) Sean had never played chess in a tournament before. (4) Sean took his time because he didn’t want to make a wrong move. (5) As he got ready to take his turn, he flexed his right wrist. (6) He was about to rap his fingers around his bishop when he noticed a better move. (7) Sean slowly picked up his knight and moved it to trap his opponent’s king.

    (8) “Checkmate!” Sean cried with a big grin.

    1. What change, if any, should be made in sentence 2?

    a. Change glanced to glansed.

    b. Change felt to is feeling.

    c. Change not to knot.

    d. Make no change.

    2. What change, if any, should be made in sentence 6?

    a. Change rap to wrap.

    b. Change noticed to noteiced.

    c. Change the period to a question mark.

    d. Make no change.

    > What do you think Sean will do the next time he plays chess? Write two or three sentences to explain. Use a Spelling Word in each sentence.

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    Proofreading: Spelling the /ch/ Sound > Read the passage. Circle the best answer to each question.

    Growing Peaches(1) Have you ever eaten a peach and thought, How did this fruit

    grow? (2) If you want to grow your own peaches, here is what to do. (3) Start in the spring. (4) You can buy a peach tree at a nursery.

    (5) At home, choose an outdoor place that gets lots of sun. (6) Fech a shovel, dig a small trentch, and place the tree in it.

    (7) Water the tree each week. (8) You may need to cut any branch that gets broken. (9) And watch out for pests. (10) You won’t see a roatch on a peach tree, but you may see a beetle. (11) Get rid of it!

    (12) In two years you will be picking your own peaches.

    1. What change, if any, should be made in sentence 6?

    a. Change Fech to Fetch.

    b. Change trentch to trench.

    c. Both a and b.

    d. Make no change.

    2. What change, if any, should be made in sentence 10?

    a. Change won’t to wo’nt.

    b. Change roatch to roach.

    c. Change beetle to beatle.

    d. Make no change.

    > Write the steps for growing a peach tree. Use a Spelling Word in each sentence.

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    Proofreading: Vowel Sound in town > Read the passage. Circle the best answer to each question.

    The Wind and the Sun(1) One day, Wind told Sun, “I have more power than you.”(2) Sun had a frown as it said, “See that traveler down on the road

    wearing a cloak? (3) Whichever one of us can get the traveler to remove his cloak is stronger. (4) You, Wind, may go first while I hide behind this cloud.” (5) Wind blew and blew, but the traveler just hugged his cloak around himself more tightly. (6) Then Sun shone and shone down on the traveler. (7) The traveler became so hot that he removed his cloak.

    (8) Wind said, “I never would have thought you were stronger than me in a thowsand years, Sun.” (9) Sun took a bow.

    1. What change, if any, should be made in sentence 1?

    a. Change told to toled.

    b. Delete the quotation marks.

    c. Change power to pouer.

    d. Make no change.

    2. What change, if any, should be made in sentence 8?

    a. Change thought to thaught.

    b. Change stronger to strongest.

    c. Change thowsand to thousand.

    d. Make no change.

    > What lesson did the Wind learn? Write two or three sentences to explain. Use a Spelling Word in each sentence.

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    Proofreading: Vowel Sound in talk > Read the passage. Circle the best answer to each question.

    The Story of Chalk(1) Chalk has allways been around in nature. (2) In prehistoric

    times, people used chalk to make drawings on the walls of caves. (3) Much later, artists used chalk for drawing. (4) Later still, chalk entered school classrooms. (5) Teachers used chalk sticks on blackboards. (6) Young students also used chalk sticks and small chalkboards. (7) They used a sponge or a clawth as an eraser. (8) In today’s schools, chalk is not used quite as much. (9) But it is still fun to use chalk for art projects or sidewalk drawings.

    1. What change, if any, should be made in sentence 1?

    a. Change Chalk to Cholk.

    b. Change has to is.

    c. Change allways to always.

    d. Make no change.

    2. What change, if any, should be made in sentence 7?

    a. Add a period after sponge.

    b. Change clawth to cloth.

    c. Change eraser to eraiser.

    d. Make no change.

    > Write two or three sentences to tell what you learned about chalk. Use a Spelling Word in each sentence.

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    Proofreading: Vowel Sound in joy > Read the passage. Circle the best answer to each question.

    Sick Day(1) I had to stay home sick today. (2) It would have been my choice

    to go to school, but Mom said I had to rest. (3) I was supposed to join my class on a field trip. (4) Instead, this cold had to spoil all my fun. (5) I even lost my voice. (6) Mom joked that now I can’t make my usual loud niose. (7) One bit of joy is that Dad brought me a gift. (8) It’s a toy piggy bank. (9) When you put a coin in it, each joynt in the pig’s legs move. (10) The more coins you put in, the faster the pig walks.

    (11) I hope I feel better at some point. (12) I’d like to join my friends again back at school soon.

    1. What change, if any, should be made in sentence 6?

    a. Change niose to noise.

    b. Change niose to noyse.

    c. Change the period to a question mark.

    d. Make no change.

    2. What change, if any, should be made in sentence 9?

    a. Change coin to coyn.

    b. Change joynt to joint.

    c. Both a and b.

    d. Make no change.

    > What do you think the narrator will do while home sick? Write two or three sentences. Use a spelling word in each sentence.

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    Proofreading: Homophones > Read the passage. Circle the best answer to each question.

    Springtime in the Park(1) I am sitting in the shade of a big fir tree. (2) Its soft needles cover

    the ground like a blanket. (2) It’s a quiet spring day in the city’s biggest park. (3) A few people are riding their bikes. (4) Nobody else is around. (5) There is a feeling of peace and restfulness here. (6) My dog lies panting in the sun. (7) His fur makes him hot on a sunny day.

    (8) I can hardly hear the traffic. (9) All the cars with their noise seem far away. (10) I’ve stayed one hole hour, but I feel like I could stay all day!

    1. What change, if any, should be made in sentence 5?

    a. Change There to Their.

    b. Change here to hear.

    c. Both a and b.

    d. Make no change.

    2. What change, if any, should be made in sentence 10?

    a. Change one to won.

    b. Change hole to whole.

    c. Change hour to our.

    d. Make no change.

    > What would you do if you were at the park described in the passage? Write two or three sentences. Use a spelling word in each sentence.

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    Proofreading: Contractions > Read the passage. Circle the best answer to each question.

    Little Travis(1) Travis the kitten hadn’t ever climbed a tree. (2) He probably does’nt

    know how. (3) But we should’ve known that one day he’d try. (4) He’s a very curious little guy. (5) So we weren’t surprised to see him sitting high in the tree yesterday. (6) Of course, he couldn’t and wouldn’t climb down. (7) Instead, the whole neighborhood could hear him crying for help! (8) You’d have thought someone was trying to harm him. (9) Neighbors came running from every direction. (10) They’d hoped to rescue him. (11) When he was finally safe, they said, “Aren’t you a lucky kitten to have so many friends.”

    1. What change, if any, should be made in sentence 2?

    a. Change does’nt to doesn’t.

    b. Change He to He’d.

    c. Change know to no.

    d. Make no change.

    2. What change, if any, should be made in sentence 11?

    a. Change Aren’t to Isn’t.

    b. Remove the quotations marks.

    c. Change the period to a question mark.

    d. Make no change.

    > What other other things could Travis the kitten explore? Write two or three sentences. Use a spelling word in each sentence.

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    Proofreading: Vowel + /r/ Sounds > Read the passage. Circle the best answer to each question.

    The Traveler and the Storm(1) It was a chilly morning in the month of march. (2)A traveler was

    riding his horse through a deep, dark forest. (3) He was headed to the market, a day’s ride to the north, when he noticed a storm coming. (4) As the wind rose, an acorn fell from a tree. (5) The bushes along the path blew wildly. (6) A sharp thorn scratched his hand. (7) A dog started barking wildly in the distance as raindrops began to fall. (8) Luckily, the traveler and his harse found a large rock for shelter, where they waited until the storm passed.

    1. What change, if any, should be made in sentence 1?

    a. Change march to morch.

    b. Capitalize march.

    c. Both A and B.

    d. Make no change.

    2. What change, if any, should be made in sentence 8?

    a. Change harse to horse.

    b. Change large to lorge.

    c. Change storm to starm.

    d. Make no change.

    > What do you think the forest will be like after the storm? Write two or three sentences. Use a Spelling Word in each sentence.

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    Proofreading: Vowel + /r/ sounds in nurse > Read the passage. Circle the best answer to each question.

    A Perfect Day(1) Today was the perfect day. (2) Dad decided to take the day off

    from work, and we went to the baseball game. (3) Our seats were close to third base. (4) We sat down, and before I could say a word, the players came on the field. (5) I saw my favorite player, Mark Curtis. (6) He has curly hair and wears number 20 on his shirt. (7) When it was his turn to hit, he got a home run! (8) We watched him slide through the dirt into home plate. (9) At first, I thought he might be hert, but then he got up. (10) We all cheered.

    1. What change, if any, should be made in sentence 6?

    a. Change curly to cirly.

    b. Change shirt to shurt.

    c. Change shirt to shert.

    d. Make no change.

    2. What change, if any, should be made in sentence 9?

    a. Change first to furst.

    b. Change first to ferst.

    c. Change hert to hurt.

    d. Make no change.

    > What do you think happened in the rest of the baseball game? Write two or three sentences. Use a Spelling Word in each sentence.

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    Proofreading: Vowel + /r/ Sounds in air and fear > Read the passage. Circle the best answer to each question.

    The Bear(1) Last summer I went camping near the woods. (2) I took care as

    I packed my gear. (3) I put on a jacket because the air was cool. (4) I brought a hat to wair over my hare. (5) I wore a pair of hiking boots, too.

    (6) I got to the campsite and set up my tent. (7) I sat in my camp chair and started to eat a juicy pair. (8) All of a sudden, I saw a big, brown bear. (9) It was looking at my food, but I did not wish to share. (10) I ended my camping trip then and there!

    1. What change, if any, should be made in sentence 4?

    a. Change wair to wear.

    b. Change hare to hair.

    c. Both A and B.

    d. Make no change.

    2. What change, if any, should be made in sentence 7?

    a. Change chair to chare.

    b. Change pair to pear.

    c. Both A and B.

    d. Make no change.

    > What do you think would have happened if the narrator had stayed at the campsite? Write two or three sentences. Use a Spelling Word in each sentence.

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    Proofreading: Compound Words and Abbreviations > Read the passage. Circle the best answer to each question.

    A Special Birthday(1) This year my grandmother turned 90 years old. (2) My family

    wanted to celebrate her birthday. (2) My grandmother lives in a faraway city in Chile. (3) Chile is a country in South America. (4) So we had to take an airplane to get there.

    (5) It took us twelve hours to fly to Chile! (6) My grandmother’s friend, mr Cristos, met us at the airport. (7) He drove us to her home on Pedro Ave.

    (8) My grandmother was so happy to see us! (9) We had her birthday party the next after noon. (10) We all celebrated until the daylight started to fade.

    1. What change, if any, should be made in sentence 6?

    a. Capitalize the letter m in mr.

    b. Add a period after mr.

    c. Capitalize the letter m and add a period after mr.

    d. Make no change.

    2. What change, if any, should be made in sentence 9?

    a. Change birthday to birth day.

    b. Change birthday party to birthdayparty.

    c. Change after noon to afternoon.

    d. Make no change.

    > What else do you think the narrator’s family did at the birthday party? Write two sentences. Use a spelling word in each sentence.

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    Proofreading: Irregular Plurals > Read the passage. Circle the best answer to each question.

    Canada Geese(1) Canada geese don’t just live in Canada. (2) Some live in the

    northern United States. (3) Canada geese live near fresh water and eat plants. (4) Foxes and wolfs sometimes hunt these wild geese.

    (5) When autumn comes, the leaves change color and the weather gets colder. (6) The geese fly south to warmer places where there is more food.

    (7) Sometimes, womens, men, and children feed the geese. (8) Then the geese stay in cities and towns instead of flying south. (9) They become pests to people. (10) They also get sick from eating human food. (11) Never feed a goose crackers or crumbs from a loaf of bread. (12) Canada geese are much better off when people leave them alone.

    1. What change, if any, should be made in sentence 4?

    a. Change wolfs to wolf.

    b. Change wolfs to wolve.

    c. Change wolfs to wolves.

    d. Make no change.

    2. What change, if any, should be made in sentence 7?

    a. Change womens to women.

    b. Change womens to woman.

    c. Change womens to womans.

    d. Make no change.

    > What else would you like to learn about Canada geese? Write two or three sentences. Use a spelling word in each sentence.

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    Proofreading: Words with /o o͝ / and /oo͞/ > Read the passage. Circle the best answer to each question.

    At the Fair(1) Jackie was in a good mood. (2) She was on her way to the county

    fair with her family. (3) She couldn’t wait to see the horses.(4) They got to the fair and bought their tickets. (5) Jackie went right

    to a wooden pen where a big brown horse stood. (6) The horse’s owner let Jackie brush its smooth coat. (7) Then the owner showed Jackie the four metal shoes on the horse’s hooves.

    (8) Jackie and her family saw many more animals that day. (9) At the end of the day, Jackie’s parents got her a blew balloon. (10) Jackie couldn’t wait to go to the fair again next year!

    1. What change, if any, should be made in sentence 1?

    a. Change mood to mued.

    b. Change good to gewd.

    c. Change the period to a question mark.

    d. Make no change.

    2. What change, if any, should be made in sentence 9?

    a. Change blew to bloo.

    b. Change blew to blue.

    c. Change balloon to ballewn.

    d. Make no change.

    > What do you think Jackie will do when she goes back to the fair next year? Write two or three sentences. Use a spelling word in each sentence.

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    Proofreading: Words with –ed and –ing > Read the passage. Circle the best answer to each question.

    You Are Invited To A Swimming Party!(1) Parents will be droping kids at the planned meeting place: the

    changing rooms at Bayview Park. (2) Everyone is coming at 11:00. (3) I have been saving ideas for games all year. (4) We will have fun

    joking and playing.(5) We will play in the water until noon. (6) I think it would be fun

    if we gripped hands and jumped over waves. (7) My dad will be sitting nearby to make sure we’re all safe. (8) Then he will serve us lunch. (9) If you haven’t tasted my dad’s cooking, you’re in for a treat!

    1. What change, if any, should be made in sentence 1?

    a. Change droping to dropping.

    b. Change planned to planed.

    c. Change changing to changeing.

    d. Make no change.

    2. What change, if any, should be made in sentence 6?

    a. Change gripped to griped.

    b. Change jumped to jumpped.

    c. Both A and B.

    d. Make no change.

    > What do you think the party guests will do after lunch? Write two or three sentences. Use a Spelling Word in each sentence.

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    Proofreading: Prefixes re–, un– and Suffixes –less, –ness > Read the passage. Circle the best answer to each question.

    Rewriting(1) I lost my book report the day before it was due. (2) I cleaned my

    room until it was spotles, but I still couldn’t find my report. (3) I felt so helpless! (4) I realized I had to rewrite the report. (5) It felt really unfair.

    (6) “Okay, this will be painless,” I told myself. (7) Thank goodness I finished by the time darkness fell. (8) I had worked straight through dinner. (9) Mom unwrapped my plate and reheatid it. (10) I was grateful for her kindness.

    1. What change, if any, should be made in sentence 2?

    a. Change spotles to spotless.

    b. Change spotles to spotliss.

    c. Change spotles to spottles.

    d. Make no change.

    2. What change, if any, should be made in sentence 9?

    a. Change unwrapped to unrapped.

    b. Change reheatid to reheated.

    c. Both A and B.

    d. Make no change.

    > How do you think the narrator felt about finally finishing the report? Write two or three sentences. Use a Spelling Word in each sentence.

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    Proofreading: Changing Final y to i > Read the passage. Circle the best answer to each question.

    The Search for Happiness(1) Once upon a time there was a man who had visited many cities

    and attended many parties, but he was unhappy.(2) One day the man watched a mother as she tried to calm three

    babies. (3) Their cries were loud. (4) The babies were hungry, but the mother only had a few pennies to buy food. (5) So the man gave her food and money. (6) The man huried along until he spied a basket of orphaned puppies. (7) He picked up and carried the puppies. (8) He next spied two miserable ponies. (9) So the man bought the ponies from their owner. (10) As the man led the ponys and the puppies home, he realized he had found happyness by helping others!

    1. What change, if any, should be made in sentence 6?

    a. Change huried to hurried.

    b. Change huried to huryed.

    c. Change puppies to puppys.

    d. Make no change.

    2. What change, if any, should be made in sentence 10?

    a. Change ponys to ponies.

    b. Change happyness to happiness.

    c. Both A and B.

    d. Make no change.

    > What do you think the man did when he got home? Write two or three sentences. Use a Spelling Word in each sentence.

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    Proofreading: Suffixes –ful, –ly, and –er > Read the passage. Circle the best answer to each question.

    One More Time(1) Once a singer gave a concert. (2) After her first song, the

    audience called out loudly, “One more time!” (3) The singer sang the song again. (4) Then the audience requested another repetition. (5) The singer felt joyful that the audience was so wonderfull. (6) At last, she asked, “Why did you want to hear the same song over and over again?”

    (7) A speakor in the audience quickly stood up. (8) “We wanted you to improve the song. (9) Now it’s truly better!”

    1. What change, if any, should be made in sentence 5?

    a. Change joyful to joyfall.

    b. Add a comma after audience.

    c. Change wonderfull to wonderful.

    d. Make no change.

    2. What change, if any, should be made in sentence 7?

    a. Change speakor to speaker.

    b. Change quickly to quicker.

    c. Change stood to stands.

    d. Make no change.

    > Write two or three sentences to tell what you think happens next. Use a Spelling Word in each sentence.

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    Proofreading: Words with ough and augh > Read the passage. Circle the best answer to each question.

    A Family Recipe(1) My mother had an old family recipe for apple pie. (2) Her mother

    had taught her how to make the pie. (3) Now she wanted to pass down the recipe to her own daughter—me! (4) So we made a shopping list and went to the store. (5) We bought all the items we needed and brought them home.

    (6) My mother coached me threw each step. (7) At last, I took the finished pie out of the oven. (8) After the pie had cooled, we each ate a slice. (9) My mother thought it was the best apple pie she ever had!

    1. What change, if any, should be made in sentence 5?

    a. Change bought to baut.

    b. Change brought to braught.

    c. Change the period to a question mark.

    d. Make no change.

    2. What change, if any, should be made in sentence 6?

    a. Change coached to coatched.

    b. Change threw to through.

    c. Change each to all.

    d. Make no change.

    > Why was apple pie important to the narrator and her mother? Write two or three sentences to explain. Use a Spelling Word in each sentence.

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    Proofreading: Words with /j/ and /s/ > Read the passage. Circle the best answer to each question.

    Gorillas(1) The eastern lowland gorilla is known as the largest primate on

    Earth. (2) Watch a gorilla emerge from its home, and it does look scary. (3) But gorillas are actually shy, gentle animals?

    (4) Gorillas eat plants, including tough bamboo. (5) In order to chew the plants, gorillas have very strong jaw and neck muscles. (6) Gorillas have molars on their jawbone to grind the plants they eat. (7) They also have long, sharp canine teeth for biting. (8) These teeth also help a gorilla defend itself, allowing it to look fiersly at enemies.

    1. What change, if any, should be made in sentence 3?

    a. Change actually to actully.

    b. Change gentle to jentle.

    c. Change the question mark to a period.

    d. Make no change.

    2. What change, if any, should be made in sentence 8?

    a. Change teeth to tooth.

    b. Add a comma after help.

    c. Change fiersly to fiercely.

    d. Make no change.

    > Write two or three facts about gorillas. Use a Spelling Word in each sentence.

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    Proofreading: VCCV Pattern > Read the passage. Circle the best answer to each question.

    An Umpire’s Job(1) A baseball umpire is responsible for making sure the players

    follow the rules. (2) The home plate umpire wears a helmet because he is behind home plate. (3) It is his job to call the pitches as balls or strikes. (4) He keeps track of how many balls and strikes are thrown to each batter. (5) The umpires in the field decide if base runners are safe or out. (6) While an umpire tries not to make a misstake, he is only human. (7) Sometimes teams may have a problem with the umpire’s calls, but they must accept them. (8) The umpire makes sure that everyone has a chance to enjoy playing.

    1. What change, if any, should be made in sentence 2?

    a. Change behind to behinde.

    b. Change helmet to helmit.

    c. Change the period to a question mark.

    d. Make no change.

    2. What change, if any, should be made in sentence 6?

    a. Change While to Until.

    b. Change misstake to mistake.

    c. Change human to hueman.

    d. Make no change.

    > Write two or three sentences that tell about an umpire’s job. Use a Spelling Word in each sentence.

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    Proofreading: Words with Double Consonants > Read the passage. Circle the best answer to each question.

    The Gardener and the Landowner(1) Once a gardener saw that his vegetables had been chewed up.

    (2) “How did this happen?” he wondered. (3) The gardener hid at the bottom of the garden. (4) All of a suden, he spied a rabbit. (5) So the gardener sent his dogs after the rabbit. (6) The dogs ran here and there, sniffing for the rabbit. (7) One dog ran straight as an arow to where the rabbit was hiding. (8) The rabbit took off with the dogs close behind it. (9) The rabbit was gone, but the garden was wrecked. (10) The gardener learned his lesson. (11) In trying to help, people may cause more of a problem.

    1. What change, if any, should be made in sentence 4?

    a. Change suden to sudden.

    b. Change rabbit to rabbet.

    c. Change the period to a question mark.

    d. Make no change.

    2. What change, if any, should be made in sentence 7?

    a. Add a period after ran.

    b. Change arow to arrow.

    c. Change hiding to hideing.

    d. Make no change.

    > How might the gardener keep the rabbit out of his garden? Write two or three sentences to explain. Use a Spelling Word in each sentence.

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    Proofreading: Words Ending in –er or –le > Read the passage. Circle the best answer to each question.

    Apples(1) Did you know the apple actually has its own month? (2) October

    is National Apple Month. (3) It began as National Apple Week in 1904. (4) Latur, in 1996, the week was expanded to an entire month.

    (5) Why have a whole month devoted to the apple? (6) Apple growers want people to learn more about how to use apples. (7) There are so many different apple varieties. (8) It pays to do a littel research when choosing apples. (9) Some apples are best for eating fresh, such as Gala and Fuji. (10) Some are best for cooking, such as McIntosh.

    (11) Summer, fall, winter, spring—you can always find apples to eat!

    1. What change, if any, should be made in sentence 4?

    a. Change Latur to Later.

    b. Change expanded to expands.

    c. Change entire to entier.

    d. Make no change.

    2. What change, if any, should be made in sentence 8?

    a. Add a period after pays.

    b. Change littel to little.

    c. Change research to researsh.

    d. Make no change.

    > Write two or three sentences to tell facts about apples. Use a Spelling Word in each sentence.

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    Proofreading: Review of Position-Based Spellings > Read the passage. Circle the best answer to each question.

    In the Past(1) Long ago, things were very different from today. (2) Instead of

    a car, people might travel by stagecoach. (3) Many people would stitch their own clothes. (4) They would plou their land to grow food. (5) There was no coil of garden hose to water the crops. (6) Instead, people needed rain to keep the soil moist.

    (7) Parents would allow kids to do many things on their own. (8) Children may have walked miles to school carrying a pouch containing their belongings. (9) At school, kids wrote with pen and ink, which might make a bloch on the paper.

    (10) There was fun, too! (11) Kids of the past spent many joyful hours playing outdoors with friends.

    1. What change, if any, should be made in sentence 4?

    a. Change plou to plow.

    b. Change plou to plowe.

    c. Change plou to ploue.

    d. Make no change.

    2. What change, if any, should be made in sentence 9?

    a. Change bloch to blocht.

    b. Change bloch to blotch.

    c. Change bloch to blocth.

    d. Make no change.

    > What else do you think was different in the past? Write two or three sentences. Use a spelling word in each sentence.

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    Proofreading: Words that Begin with a– or be– > Read the passage. Circle the best answer to each question.

    Something Behind the House(1) It was arownd twelve o’clock when I heard a strange noise coming

    from somewhere behind my house. (2) I felt a little nervous because I was all alone. (3) I decided to check it out anyway. (4) I looked along the side of the house. (5) I looked below a tree. (6) I looked above the roof. (7) I couldn’t find a thing.

    (8) Then I heard the sound uhgain! (9) It was coming from between two bushes. (10) Before I had a chance to look, the thing leaped out of the bushes! (11) It was just a frog. (12) I watched it hop away.

    1. What change, if any, should be made in sentence 1?

    a. Change arownd to around.

    b. Change behind to bihind.

    c. Both A and B.

    d. Make no change.

    2. What change, if any, should be made in sentence 8?

    a. Change ! to ?.

    b. Change uhgain to again.

    c. Both A and B.

    d. Make no change.

    > Where do you think the frog went? Write two or three sentences. Use a spelling word in each sentence.

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    Proofreading: Review Syllable Patterns > Read the passage. Circle the best answer to each question.

    My Hobby(1) Grandpa and I share a hobby together. (2) We build miniature toy

    train sets. (3) We construct the tracks and the land they travel over. (4) We use wire frames covered with paper to make hills. (5) I use a ruler to measure how much track I need.

    (6) We also make tiny buildings, plants, and animals. (7) I made a cabin and a hoatel. (8) Grandpa made a lemmon tree with a little spoted dog sitting under it. (9) I even made a kitten that looks just like my real pet kitten! (10) There is never a dull moment when Grandpa and I are working together.

    1. What change, if any, should be made in sentence 7?

    a. Change cabin to cabine.

    b. Change hoatel to hotel.

    c. Change hoatel to hotele.

    d. Make no change.

    2. What change, if any, should be made in sentence 8?

    a. Change lemmon to lemon.

    b. Change spoted to spotted.

    c. Both A and B.

    d. Make no change.

    > What would you add to the toy train set? Write two or three sentences. Use a spelling word in each sentence.

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    Proofreading: More Review Syllable Patterns > Read the passage. Circle the best answer to each question.

    The Flavor in Gum(1) You get a piece of chewing gum and peel off the paper wropping.

    (2) The flavor could be fruity or minty. (3) But as you chew the gum, it loses its flavor. (4) Why do you suppose that happens?

    (5) First, think about the ingredients in gum. (6) There is gum base to make gum chewy. (7) Softeners keep gum from becoming too hard or dry. (8) And sweeteners and flavorings make gum tasty. (9) Not a single person would chew gum if it tasted soapey!

    (10) You can chew and chew, but gum doesn’t break into pieces like food. (11) You don’t swallow gum. (12) As you keep chewing, you digest the sweeteners and flavorings. (13) No more flavor!

    1. What change, if any, should be made in sentence 1?

    a. Change piece to peace. b. Delete and. c. Change wropping to wrapping.d. Make no change.

    2. What change, if any, should be made in sentence 9?

    a. Change person to persun.b. Change it to it’s. c. Change soapey to soapy.d. Make no change.

    > Why does gum lose its flavor? Write two or three sentences to explain. Use a Spelling Word in each sentence.

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    Proofreading: Suffixes: Review and Extend > Read the passage. Circle the best answer to each question.

    Time for a Party(1) Mateo wanted a peaceful night at home. (2) He was just getting over

    an illness. (3) Mateo’s friends had invited him to a party, but he said that he was still feeling tired.

    (4) When the doorbell rang, Mateo stood up and shuffled to the front door, each movemint slow. (5) When he opened the door, his friend Paul burst in.

    (6) “Surprise!” Paul shouted. (7) Mateo’s other friends trooped in, bringing food and games. (8) Mateo was speechliss, staring at his friends.

    (9) Mateo saw that it was hopeless to shoo his friends out. (10) So he joined in the party and had fun.

    1. What change, if any, should be made in sentence 4?

    a. Change shuffled to shufled.

    b. Change movemint to movement.

    c. Change the period to a question mark.

    d. Make no change.

    2. What change, if any, should be made in sentence 8?

    a. Change speechliss to speechless.

    b. Change staring to stareing.

    c. Change his to he.

    d. Make no change.

    > What do you think happens at the party? Write two or three sentences to describe what happens. Use a Spelling Word in each sentence.

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    Proofreading: Prefixes: Review and Extend > Read the passage. Circle the best answer to each question.

    The Loan(1) Carla’s sister Vida asked her for a loan. (2) Carla was unsure about

    giving Vida the money. (3) She did have a reason to disstrust Vida after all. (4) Vida hadn’t repaid her loan from last summer! (5) But Vida promised to pay back the loan this time, so Carla agreed.

    (6) A few weeks later, Vida rushed into Carla’s room. (7) Carla was unclear about why her sister was so excited.

    (8) “We’re going to the Blue Ostrich concert, Carla! (9) I used the loan to buy the tickets. (10) And I’m paying you back right now.”

    (11) Vida counted out the money into Carla’s hand. (12) Carla gave Vida a big hug and didn’t even reecheck the money.

    1. What change, if any, should be made in sentence 3?

    a. Change reason to reasun.

    b. Change disstrust to distrust.

    c. Change the period to a question mark.

    d. Make no change.

    2. What change, if any, should be made in sentence 12?

    a. Change didn’t to don’t.

    b. Change bother to bothur.

    c. Change reecheck to recheck.

    d. Make no change.

    > Write two or three sentences to explain how Carla felt before and after the loan to Vida. Use a Spelling Word in each sentence.

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