Inspired by nature | KS2 | Year 4 | Grammar

Proofreading: Darwin’s bark spider

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) like a real life spider women she sprayed a long strand of silk from one side of the river to the over

2) Court in the darwin bark spiders spiralling web was a large dragonfly several mayflys and dozens of other small insects that liked to live close to the river.

3) Despit being able to make such huge webs the bark spider of madagascar are very small with females measuring only 1.5cm in length

Did you know?

After paralysing its prey with venom, a spider will inject digestive juices into its victim. The juices liquefy the animal’s insides.The insides are then sucked out through the spider’s straw-like mouth part!