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Simple Equations: SSAT-ISEE Algebra

Ace Academics Ace Academics ePub
Medium 9781622500253

Mechanics: Proofreading

Emily Hutchinson Saddleback Educational Publishing PDF

Basic Skills Practice

Mechanics: Proofreading

Error-free work makes a great impression. Take the time to check your manuscript for careless mistakes! Proofreading is one of the last steps in the writing process. When you proofread, you mark errors in your work so you can correct them in your final draft.

Study the standard editing marks in the chart below. editor’s mark




The the fish swam away.


four students got perfect scores.

use lowercase

The Ballerina wore a blue tutu.

insert a word

Doris has a cup coffee.


run-on sentence

The bell rang a child was at the door.


sentence fragment





Throughout the entire year.


spelling error

Barbara was embarassed.

transpose letters or words

Marna wroet stories four for the magazine.

add a period

Jack gave Georgia a bracelet

add a comma

We grow oranges lemons, and peaches.

add an apostrophe

Saras favorite color is pink.

add quotation marks

Erin replied, I’d love to!

begin a new paragraph

“Welcome to our home!” said

Marie. “Thanks for inviting us,” said Carl.

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Home-Made Fairy-Tale, A

James Whitcomb Riley Indiana University Press ePub

BUD, come here to your Uncle a spell,

And I’ll tell you something you mustn’t tell—

For it’s a secret and shore-nuff true,

And maybe I oughtn’t to tell it to you!—

But out in the garden, under the shade

Of the apple-trees, where we romped and played

Till the moon was up, and you thought I’d gone

Fast asleep.—That was all put on!

For I was a-watchin’ something queer

Goin’ on there in the grass, my dear!

’Way down deep in it, there I see

A little dude-Fairy who winked at me,

And snapped his fingers, and laughed as low

And fine as the whine of a mus-kee-to!

I kept still—watchin’ him closer—and

I noticed a little guitar in his hand,

Which he leant ’ginst a little dead bee—and laid

His cigarette down on a clean grass-blade;

And then climbed up on the shell of a snail—

Carefully dusting his swallowtail—

And pulling up, by a waxed web-thread,

This little guitar, you remember, I said!

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Medium 9781622500246

Sentence Structure

Emily Hutchinson Saddleback Educational Publishing PDF

Basic Skills Practice

Sentence Structure

Sentences that are varied in length, structure, and word order add interest and emphasis to writing. Study these examples of different sentence structures.

A simple sentence consists of one independent clause and no additional clauses.

A compound sentence consists of two or more independent, or main, clauses.

A complex sentence consists of one independent clause and one or more dependent, or subordinate, clauses.

A compound-complex sentence consists of at least two independent clauses and one or more dependent clauses.

We went out for pizza.

We went out for pizza and they watched a movie.

Before we went out for pizza, we finished our homework.

We went out for pizza and they watched a movie as heavy rain pelted the city streets.

A. Write T or F to show whether each statement is true or false.

1. _____ All clauses contain both a subject and a verb.

2. _____ A main clause is also called a subordinate clause.

3. _____ A main clause can stand alone as a sentence.

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Medium 9781622500277

Frequently Confused Words

Elliott Quinley Saddleback Educational Publishing PDF

Basic Skills Practice

Frequently Confused Words

A. Read the definition and example sentence for each word. Then demonstrate correct usage by writing example sentences of your own.

can   physically able

may   implies permission

  Joe can do pushups.   You may leave early.

1. (can) ____________________________________________________________________

2. (may) ____________________________________________________________________

lie   to recline

lay   to place

  Lie down for a rest.   Lay the shirt in the box.

3. (lie) _____________________________________________________________________

4. (lay) _____________________________________________________________________

sit   take a seat

set   to place

  Sit on the green chair.   Set the vase on the mantel.

5. (sit) _____________________________________________________________________

6. (set) _____________________________________________________________________

loan something lent,

especially money

lend to give something or the use

of something for a while

  Thanks for the loan.   He will lend her his car.

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Happy Little Cripple, The

James Whitcomb Riley Indiana University Press ePub

I’M thist a little cripple boy, an’ never goin’ to grow

An’ get a great big man at all!—’cause Aunty told me so.

When I was thist a baby onc’t, I falled out of the bed

An’ got “The Curv’ture of the Spine”—’at’s what the Doctor said.

I never had no Mother nen—fer my Pa runned away

An’ dassn’t come back here no more—’cause he was drunk one day

An’ stobbed a man in thish-ere town, an’ couldn’t pay his fine!

An’ nen my Ma she died—an’ I got “Curv’ture of the Spine!”

I’m nine years old! An’ you can’t guess how much I weigh, I bet!—

Last birthday I weighed thirty-three!—An’ I weigh thirty yet!

I’m awful little fer my size—I’m purt’ nigh littler ’nan

Some babies is!—an’ neighbers all calls me “The Little Man!”

An’ Doc one time he laughed an’ said: “I ’spect, first thing you know,

You’ll have a little spike-tail coat an’ travel with a show!”

An’ nen I laughed—till I looked round an’ Aunty was a-cryin’—

Sometimes she acts like that, ’cause I got “Curv’ture of the Spine.”

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"R" Words: COOP-HSPT Vocabulary

Ace Academics Ace Academics ePub
Medium 9781576336281

Quadratic Equations and Radicals: COOP-HSPT Algebra

Ace Academics Ace Academics ePub
Medium 9780253022790

Little Orphant Annie

James Whitcomb Riley Indiana University Press ePub

LITTLE Orphant Annie’s come to our house to stay,

An’ wash the cups an’ saucers up, an’ brush the crumbs away,

An’ shoo the chickens off the porch, an’ dust the hearth, an’ sweep,

An’ make the fire, an’ bake the bread, an’ earn her board-an’-keep;

An’ all us other childern, when the supper things is done,

We set around the kitchen fire an’ has the mostest fun

A-list’nin’ to the witch-tales ’at Annie tells about,

An’ the Gobble-uns ’at gits you

Ef you




Onc’t they was a little boy wouldn’t say his prayers,—

So when he went to bed at night, away up stairs,

His Mammy heerd him holler, an’ his Daddy heerd him bawl,

An’ when they turn’t the kivvers down, he wasn’t there at all!

An’ they seeked him in the rafter-room, an’ cubby-hole, an’ press,

An’ seeked him up the chimbly-flue, an’ ever’wheres, I guess;

But all they ever found was thist his pants an’ roundabout:—

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Polynomials: COOP-HSPT Algebra

Ace Academics Ace Academics ePub
Medium 9781622500253

Sentences: Adding Detail

Emily Hutchinson Saddleback Educational Publishing PDF

Basic Skills Practice

Sentences: Adding Details

Details make your writing clearer and more interesting. Descriptive adjectives and adverbs are useful details. You can also use phrases and clauses that give more information about your topic. Compare the example sentences to get an idea of the difference a few details can make.


• Maria has a dog.

• My friend Maria has a golden retriever whose fur is the same beautiful color as her own hair.

A. Try your hand at adding details to make these boring sentences more interesting.

1. Dan got a haircut today.


2. Maureen ordered a sandwich for lunch.


3. Jack’s grandfather gave him a car.


4. Barbara wore an interesting outfit to the club.


5. Roger inherited a desk from his aunt.

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Algebraic Fractions: COOP-HSPT Algebra

Ace Academics Ace Academics ePub
Medium 9781576336977

"N" Words: SSAT-ISEE Essential Vocabulary

Ace Academics Ace Academics ePub
Medium 9781883052935

8. The City That Never Sleeps

Richard Panchyk Chicago Review Press ePub
Medium 9780253022790

Sudden Shower, A

James Whitcomb Riley Indiana University Press ePub

BAREFOOTED boys scud up the street,

Or skurry under sheltering sheds;

And schoolgirl faces, pale and sweet,

Gleam from the shawls about their heads.

Doors bang; and mother-voices call

From alien homes; and rusty gates

Are slammed; and high above it all,

The thunder grim reverberates.

And then, abrupt,—the rain! the rain!—

The earth lies gasping; and the eyes

Behind the streaming window-pane

Smile at the trouble of the skies.

The highway smokes; sharp echoes ring;

The cattle bawl and cowbells clank;

And into town comes galloping

The farmer’s horse, with streaming flank.

The swallow dips beneath the eaves,

And flirts his plumes and folds his wings;

And under the catawba leaves

The caterpillar curls and clings.

The bumble-bee is pelted down

The wet stem of the hollyhock;

And sullenly, in spattered brown,

The cricket leaps the garden walk.

Within, the baby claps his hands

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