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Spot Simple Spelling and Punctuation Mistakes

In this worksheet, students will practise recognising simple spelling mistakes and punctuation errors.

'Spot Simple Spelling and Punctuation Mistakes' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Year:  Year 2 English worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Writing: Composition

Curriculum subtopic:   Proofread for Errors

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview


What does that mean?


boy with question marks


Proofreading is what we do when we check our work or a partner’s work. We are looking for spelling mistakes or missing/incorrect punctuation.


spellcheck abc


We want to make sure that our writing is the best it can be, so that other people can read it and see how great we are at writing!


girl showing thumbs up


When we proofread our own work, we can make those changes or edits.


writing correction


If we proofread someone else’s work, then they can fix it with our help!

Read this sentence below. Do you spot any mistakes?


This iz teh best day ever.


Here, we have two spelling mistakes of our tricky words ‘is’ and ‘the’.


After spelling, check punctuation.


This sentence has a capital letter and a full stop, so this all looks good now.


If we wanted, we could improve it by adding an exclamation mark, to show how excited they are, like this:


This is the best day ever!


In this activity, we will be focusing on simple spelling and punctuation errors, so get your proofreading peepers (your eyes!) at the ready and let’s spot some mistakes!


boy looking surprised


Use the tricky words below to help you proofread today.


little the of when I
no said he she are
you was they all my
some come one what out
like have here looked asked


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