Having trouble reinforcing proper writing conventions? Use SWAG! I have used this for years with a lot of success. Post it in your classroom as a poster, or give a copy to student to keep at their desks as a helpful reminder.
Remember, all sentences should have SWAG!
S- Starts with a capital letter.
W- Written Neatly
A- A space between each word.
G- Given punctuation at the end.
Good luck, and happy writing!