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Dr. Sally Ride

 

 

Build grammar skills using this activity and answer key for an article about the first American woman to orbit the Earth.

 

 

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Activity Key

Uncorrected Text

The first american woman to orbit earth, Dr. Sally Ride was born on May 26, 1951. When Ride saw an add in the newspaper, she apply to the astronaut program. They're were 8,000 applicants, and Ride was one of six woman to be accepted Ride flu aboard the space shuttle Challenger. Did you know that she considered becoming a professional tennis player she was once a highly ranked player on the junior tennis circuit.

Answer Key

The first American woman to orbit Earth, Dr. Sally Ride was born on May 26, 1951. When Ride saw an ad in the newspaper, she applied to the astronaut program. There were 8,000 applicants, and Ride was one of six women to be accepted. Ride flew aboard the space shuttle Challenger. Did you know that she considered becoming a professional tennis player? She was once a highly ranked player on the junior tennis circuit.

Note: Some students might insert a comma between the words Ride and was.
The first American woman to orbit Earth, Dr. Sally Ride, was born on May 26, 1951.
That would be correct; it would create an 11th error/correction in this entry.

 

Article by Gary Hopkins
Education World® Editor in Chief
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