Proofreading is the process of looking through your work, finding mistakes and correcting them. It’s a very important part of the writing process.
Most authors, even famous ones, check and rewrite their stories many times before they are happy to let someone else read them.
Top proofreading tips
Once your story is finished, read it to yourself.
Pretend that someone else wrote the story, see how well you think the story is written and then rewrite it to make it better.
Use conjunctions to make your sentences flow and make sense.
Double-check your facts.
Look out for spelling, grammar and punctuation mistakes.
Look for words or sentences that you can make better by choosing different vocabulary, adding description or adding adverbs.
Watch the BBC video to learn more about proofreading (link below).
Read Lauren's diary entry. It’s a good start, but the spelling, punctuation and grammar needs proofreading. That's your job!
You could print the extract out and edit it by crossing out mistakes and adding in corrections, like your teacher would.
Or you could write a list of all the mistakes you can spot on a sheet of paper instead.
Look out for:
spelling mistakes (such as ‘gud’ which should be spelled ‘good’)
punctuation mistakes (such as missing full stops and capital letters)
grammatical errors (such as missing words or words not in the past tense)
A fraction tells you how many parts of a whole there are.
When we find a fraction of an amount, we are working out how much that 'part' is worth within the whole.
You can see fractions of amounts all around us:
Look at the BBC lesson and/or the White Rose lesson to find several different methods to work out a fraction of an amount.
In art, we are going to start looking at perspective and scales. Look through the PowerPoint and start creating your own Lowry inspired background, using the rules given and any media you would like, pencil crayons, paints, ripped paper etc.
We will add the buildings to it next week.