Unit 1, Activities 2 and 4, Checklist of Common Errors Blackline Masters, English III Page 1 Louisiana Comprehensive Curriculum, Revised 2008 English III
Unit 1, Activities 2 and 4, Checklist of Common Errors Blackline Masters, English III Page 1 Louisiana Comprehensive Curriculum, Revised 2008 CHECKLIST FOR EDITING STYLE o Words, phrases, or clauses used as a series have parallel structure. o Sentences lengths are varied. o Sentences are concise without wordiness or empty expressions. GRAMMAR o All sentences are complete. There are no fragments. o There are no run-on sentences. o Subjects and verbs agree in number. o Verb tenses are correct and consistent. Tenses shift to show sequence of events. o All pronouns agree with their antecedents in number and gender. o All pronouns are used consistently, maintaining proper case, person, and number. o All pronouns clearly refer to their antecedents. USAGE o Irregular verbs are used in the correct form. o Frequently confused words (such as affect and effect ) are used correctly. o Standard English is used; slang is avoided. o There is no use of a double negative. MECHANICS o Every sentence ends with an appropriate punctuation mark. o Commas are correctly used in compound sentences. o Commas are correctly used with non-essential elements. o Commas are correctly used in series. o Commas are correctly used with coordinate adjectives that precede nouns. o Semi-colons are used correctly when they separate main clauses. o Quotation marks enclose direct quotations. o Quotation marks are correctly used with titles and unusual expressions. o Quotation marks are correctly used with other marks of punctuation. o Titles are correctly noted with underlining or italics. o Apostrophes are correctly used in possessive nouns and in contractions. o All proper nouns and proper adjectives are correctly capitalized. o The first word of every sentence is correctly capitalized. SPELLING o All words are spelled correctly, and unfamiliar words have been checked in a dictionary. o Root words have been changed correctly before suffixes are added. o The spellings of proper nouns have been checked in a reference book. o All typographical errors have been corrected.
Unit 1, Activity 6, Researching a Native American Tribe Blackline Masters, English III Page 2 Louisiana Comprehensive Curriculum, Revised 2008 RESEARCH PROCESS RESEARCH PROCESS RESEARCH PROCESS RESEARCH PROCESS At least 3 credible resources (6) ______ Summaries and notes (7) ______ Sources acknowledged in standard formatting (12) ______ PUB PUB PUBLISHED DOCUMENT LISHED DOCUMENT LISHED DOCUMENT Content Detail head2right Location (5) ______ head2right History (5) ______ head2right Famous members (5) ______ head2right Lifestyle (5) ______ head2right Unique customs (5) ______ head2right Belief system (5) ______ head2right Contemporary life (5) ______ Format Detail head2right Text (5) ______ head2right Illustrations (10) ______ head2right Organization (5) ______ ORAL PRESENTATION ORAL PRESENTATION ORAL PRESENTATION Appropriate language (5) ______ Appropriate delivery techniques head2right Volume (5) ______ head2right Eye contact (5) ______ head2right Pacing (5) ______ TOTAL POINTS (100)
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