Sentence Surgery...laminated unedited sentence strips, bandaid strips for ending punctuation, small round bandages for commas and quotations, tongue depressors to mark capitalization, and 'Emergency Kit' paper bags w/ red cross on them (to keep surgery supplies). Can adjusted to use K-6...the kids loved it!
I post a different picture each week and students write one asking and one telling sentence about the picture. The goal is to make them “sparkle” by adding details and checking for capitalization, punctuation, and spelling. Students write the sentence in pencil first and after proofreading are allowed to make it “sparkle” by tracing over it with the gel and glitter pens.
Hmmmmm....First Aid Strips Teacher Style For Redo Papers: Print messages on colored paper such as "Check Punctuation", "Complete Sentences Needed", "Take Your Time", etc. Glue, tape, or staple to papers to explain what needs to be done.