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  1. Proofreading Marks Proofreading Marks • Good writers check their drafts for errors in grammar, usage, and mechanics. • When writers find errors, they use proofreading marks to indicate their mistakes. Proofreading marks are the standard set of marks used to show changes.

  2. Proofreading Marks Let’s look at how we can use proofreading marks to fix errors in a piece of writing. Indent Make a capital Make a small letter New paragraph Spelling error Add something Take out something Add a period Give me the newspaper.

  3. Proofreading Marks • Use to indent a paragraph. • Use to make a capital, or uppercase, letter. Last sunday, I went to the Public Pool with family. we had a Picnic in the gras and ate sandwiches and carrot. By the time I got home, it was already dark Tomorrow, we will wake up more erly tomorrow and go to the zoo. Hopefully, I will get to the giraffes.

  4. Proofreading Marks • Use to make a small, or lowercase, letter. • Use to add a letter, word, or punctuation. my Last Sunday, I went to the Public Pool with family. We had a Picnic in the gras and ate sandwiches and carrot. By the time I got home, it was already dark Tomorrow, we will wake up more erly tomorrow and go to the zoo. Hopefully, I will get to the giraffes. sticks see

  5. Proofreading Marks • Use to delete a letter, word, or punctuation. • Use to add a period. Last Sunday, I went to the public pool with my family. We had a picnic in the gras and ate sandwiches and carrot sticks. By the time I got home, it was already dark Tomorrow, we will wake up more erly tomorrow and go to the zoo. Hopefully, I will get to see the giraffes.

  6. Proofreading Marks • Use to make a new paragraph. • Use to mark a misspelled word. Last Sunday, I went to the public pool with my family. We had a picnic in the gras and ate sandwiches and carrot sticks. By the time I got home, it was already dark. Tomorrow, we will wake up erly and go to the zoo. Hopefully, I will get to see the giraffes. grass early

  7. Proofreading Marks Here’s the edited story! Last Sunday, I went to the public pool with my family. We had a picnic in the grass and ate sandwiches and carrot sticks. By the time I got home, it was already dark. Tomorrow, we will wake up early and go to the zoo. Hopefully, I will get to see the giraffes.