By Mary Rose
This ready-to-use assessment can be given before you teach a unit on capitalization, to help inform you of your students' needs so you can best plan your instruction. Use it to determine whether students need additional practice and support.
Display the rules of grammar and usage!Designate a bulletin board for the grammar rules you are teaching. Whenever you teach a new skill, add it to the chart. You can make it more fun by adding a theme, for example:1. Aunt Matilda says . . . put a comma between the city and state.2. Aunt Matilda says . . . use a capital letter for the names of countries.Even more fun and far more effective is to help children "own" the bulletin board by allowing them to take turns writing the rules and examples of the rules on the display.