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Develop Skills in Identifying Common Errors in Writing

In this worksheet, students will have the opportunity to proofread, correct and improve a piece of text. This will enable them to develop their skills within their own writing.

'Develop Skills in Identifying Common Errors in Writing' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Year:  Year 8 English worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Writing

Curriculum subtopic:   Use Accurate Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling

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Worksheet Overview

Proofreading your work is a solid way to improve the quality of your writing. 

It is more than just spotting errors in spelling, punctuation and grammar - although these are super-important to get right.


Proofreading your work gives you the chance to make your writing the best it can be; spotting places to add extra detail, vary sentences and level up your vocabulary is a key skill in English.


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In this activity, you will put your skills into practice by correcting and improving a piece of writing on the summer.


Have a look at it - no doubt you will be spotting some of the errors already!


Summer is a magical season that bathes the world in a yellow glow. The suns rays, like warm hugs, envelop everything in their gentle heat. The days seem to go on endlessly, giving us more time to savour lifes pleasures.


As the temperature rises, so does our excitement for outdoor activities. The call of the beach beckons us to it’s sandy shores, where the ebb and flow of the ocean's waves provide a soundtrack to our days. The breeze carries with it the promise of adventure and relaxation. Building sandcastles, playing beach volleyball, or simply basking in the sun's caress, the beach offers endless possibilities for fun and serenity.


Venturing into the heart of nature, the mountains stand tall, adorned in their lush green attire. Hiking trails wind through dense forests, revealing breathtaking vistas at every turn. The cool mountain air was a refreshing contrast to the summer's warmth, invigorating our spirits as we explore hidden waterfalls encounter wildlife and connect with the beauty of the natural world.


Summer's sunsets are a sight unto themselves, painting the sky with colours of orange, pink, and purple. As the day draws to a close, fireflies come out like tiny, twinkling stars, adding a touch of magic to warm summer nights.


In this season, time spent with loved ones is cherished more than every. Picnics in the park under the shade of ancient trees, the tantalising aroma of barbecues wafting threw the air, and evenings spent stargazing by a campfire — all these moments create lasting memories and deepen bonds.


summer woodland

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