Proofreading: cuttlefish

2 - The Grammar Bit

The Grammar Bit!

Proofreading is an important stage in the writing process. It involves spotting and correcting any mistakes that you may have made in your writing. Proofreading can be tricky, especially as your eye likes to see what you should have written, rather than what is on the page!

Checking for just one kind of error at a time is the best way to approach proofreading.

With your talk partner, choose one of the scintillating sentences opposite and proofread using the CUPS checklist.

C = Have capital letters been used correctly?

U = Do sentences sound right? (understanding)

P = Are sentences correctly punctuated?

S = Are words spelt correctly?

Scintillating Sentences

1) the cuttlefish squirted dark ink into the water to confuse the shark and give itself time to escape.

2) At the bottom of the mediterranean sea the remarkable cuttlefish was hipnotising the crab by changing its colurs and patterns many times.

3) although cuttlefish is clever the presents of a blacktip shark was enough to scare it away.

Did you know?

Cuttlefish have three hearts and an unusual shade of blue-green blood!