Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Answer "Key"

Friday, March 9, 2012


Editing exercise: Tape this into your composition book,
and carefully edit it.  This is from an “About the Book” by a seventh grade student.  I have added errors to some that were already there.
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is about this little boy named  Bruno. 
His father is the head commander of Auschwitz Camp.   His family 
              a                           "Out-With."                 meets
moves to  house called "Out-With"   Anyway he meet a little boy
 named Shmuel.  Shmuel is at Auschwitz Camp.  Bruno meet 
 Schmuel while he is exploring.  Schmuel is on the other side of the 
                                  Schmuel's                         were
barbed wire fence. Schmuels  family members was sent to this camp
                     are                                             become
because they is Jews.  Bruno and Schmuel  becomes really great 
friends.  Bruno start coming to the fence everyday to talk to Schmuel. 
                                   comes                                finds
One day when Bruno come to visit Schmuel he find out that 
Schmuels father has gone missing!

What are the two most frequent editing problems in this passage?  The two most frequent problems are with apostrophes and subject-verb agreement.