Are your students having difficulty with the basic writing rules/expectations like including a capital letter at the beginning of the sentence and correct punctuation at the end? My students were! I've taught every grade but 4th and its the same issue in each grade level. So I created these posters to help them remember! Before we would conference I would remind them to check the No Excuses Rules first and that would cut down on those mistakes before we ever met together. That was a great help and made our conferences more meaningful because we were not spending our time on these basic writing rules. Yay!! I would also remind them EVERY TIME they were writing, no matter what subject area. This has been a great success in my classroom!
This resource includes 3 sets of posters with Ombre, Chevron, or white backgrounds. The rules included are standard writing practices and listed below. Print the ones you need specifically for your grade level. With this resource, changing grade levels is a breeze – just print the ones that best fit your needs! If you do not see a rule that you need, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will add it! Please leave feedback on this product in my store as well!
Rules (Some rules are worded two different ways)
*I will begin each sentence with a capital letter.
*I will begin each sentence and proper noun with a capital letter.
*I will not have random capital letters in my sentence.
*I will end each sentence with the correct punctuation mark.
*I will include finger spaces between words and sentences.
*I will spell sight words correctly.
*I will spell word wall words correctly.
*I will write in complete sentences.
*I will indent each paragraph.
*I will use my very best handwriting!