Editing and teaching editing are not my favorite activities
Learning editing and editing are not my students’ favorite activities.
But neither of us enjoys being laughed at when we’ve let some silly mistake slip by us.
To help students realize the importance of editing their work for errors, I have students snap three shots with their cell phones (or grab screen shots) of errors. I ask students to submit each of their items with a single-sentence caption that indirectly indicates what the error is.
Below are three sample visuals.
This is a simple activity that can lighten up a classroom and make the point that people notice errors.
Your students might even make news: A 9-year-old shocked her teacher by finding 15 apostrophe errors in 15 minutes in a market in West Yorkshire.