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Capital letters and full stops
Submitted by Jodie (10-10-2012)
This is a pretty simple idea, but I was finding that my kindys were forgetting to use capital letters at the start of their sentences, and full stops at the end.
I use a traffic light system for behaviour management, so I am now letting the children use a green pencil (green for go) for the first letter of the first word in their sentence, (which is a capital letter).
They then do a red full stop at the end of the sentence (stop). I only introduced it in week 9, but even just over those last 2 weeks of term I noticed a change.
It also helps that I model it in my writing when we are doing joint construction or modelled writing using the Smart Board, and I make a big deal out of it and pretend to 'forget' to do them every now and then and the kids love to remind me.