This is the most “complex” of my sentence correction packets. Once my students have reached this point, they now know and are reliably starting each sentence with a capital, and ending their sentences with punctuation. They can discern with either a period or question mark is needed when reading the sentence. Now, as a more complex skill I begin introducing other rules of capitalizations; capitalizing the letter I, proper nouns, titles, as well as days, months and holidays.
In this packet, you will find:
- An “Anchor Chart” one for each new capitalization rule, each of which has its own packet to focus on the new capitalization rule as they are introduced
o The “I” Rule
o The “Proper Nouns” Rule
o The “Days, Months, and Holidays” Rule
o The “Titles” Rule
- Two “Master” Packets, one with prompts to how many errors are within each sentence, and one without the prompt. These packets are identical in sentence content. They are a blend of all the capitalization rules once mastery has been demonstrated with the isolated capitalization skills. This is great to use for a formal or informal assessment
- 300 unique sentences, each with multiple errors; a capital missing at the beginning of the sentence, punctuation at the end, (either a period or a question mark)
- For each capitalization rule you get:
o 5 pages with 10 “smaller font” sentences on each page specific to that rule.
o 10 pages with 5, larger font sentences on each page. These sentences are the same as the sentences on the small fonts pages but helpful for those students who still need to copy directly under a sentence, or perhaps need shorter assignments. (disclaimer – a small handful of sentences were altered slightly to fit the “bigger font/shorter worksheet” format when the sentences were more lengthy.)
o *The “Master” Packets are longer in length; 10 pages worth of “smaller font” worksheets (100 total sentences), and 20 pages of larger font worksheets.
o 2 cover sheets if you so choose to make these sentence correction worksheets into a booklet for your students with an “I Can” statement specific to the capitalization rule they are working on. (A girl cover and a boy cover.)
I use this as an entry task for my students as I get their various programs and notebooks ready for their writing block. I used to try to have sentences up on the board for them to edit, but with as many groups as I have rotating through each day, I needed a sheet with ready-to-go sentences that they could get started on right away. So each day my students complete one worksheet by copying the ten (or five) sentences for the day. I’m excited that some of my students have reached the point where they can search for multiple sentence errors and learning various capitalization rules. The sentences are simple and readable. One idea to save paper would be to print these worksheets on cardstock, laminate, and have the students write
using a Visa-Marker, so the worksheets are reusable.
Happy Sentence Editing!
- Jordan Nichols
My SpEd Life