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Editing Cupid's Social Media: This Valentine's Day activity allows students to edit grammar, spelling, and punctuation in a fun and modern way! Students will have the chance to read some of Cupid's social media updates to find errors, correct them, and give reasons for their corrections! 



• 14 social media status updates for students to edit (1/2 page task card format)

• Detailed answer key provided with reasoning for all edits

• A powerpoint presentation to go over all of the edits with your students

• A smaller version of the updates (cut into strips) for multi-use



1. Valentine's Day Social Media Edit Of The Day: Introduce one of the task cards to your class each day for the 14 days leading up to Valentine's Day. Everyone gets a copy and makes the edits and reasoning on their own (or you can do it in groups or pairs). Then you can use the Powerpoint to go over the update together as a class and come to a consensus. 

2. Valentine's Day Writing Centers: Include a packet of the task cards at a writing center where students can choose which ones to work on. Edits can be made in their writing notebook rather than on the sheet (so you don’t have to make tons of copies). You can also make an answer key booklet for them to use after they are done! 

3. Pair Work: Give each pair of students a Valentine's Day status update task card and have them complete it together. Then each pair can present it to the class, and share what edits they made. The class can give further suggestions. 

4. Group Work: Give a group of three or four students one of the Valentine's Day status task cards and have them come to an agreement about the edits to make and the rewritten sentence. The group can present it to the class when they are finished.


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