3 IEP Goals for Beginning Capitalization | First letter and Pronoun I


When looking to create Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) for students with beginning capitalization skills, teachers can use the following three goals as a guide. First, in all printed materials, the first letter of every sentence and the pronoun I should always be capitalized.


By explicitly teaching this skill and giving students plenty of practice, they will be able to identify and correct improper capitalization on their own successfully. Let's take a closer look at each goal.


1. Goal: Capitalize the first letter of every sentence.


Teach the rule that the student should capitalize every sentence's first letter in all printed materials.


In school, students are taught the rules of grammar, including capitalization. The rule is that the writer should capitalize the first letter of every sentence in all printed materials. This rule is essential because it helps create a consistent and professional appearance in writing. It also makes it easier for readers to identify the beginning of each sentence. Therefore, when writing, students should always be sure to capitalize the first letter of each sentence. For example, "In school, students are taught grammar rules, including capitalization." By following this rule, students will ensure that their writing is well-organized and easy to read.


Provide students with plenty of practice by having them identify and correct improper capitalization in examples from a wide range of texts.


Improper capitalization is a common mistake that students often make in their writing. While it is important to correct this error when it occurs, it is also helpful to provide students with plenty of practice identifying and correcting improper capitalization beforehand. Students can do this by displaying examples of improperly capitalized words from various classroom texts, such as books, worksheets, and articles. As students become more familiar with capitalization rules, they will be less likely to make this error in their writing. In addition, they will be better able to edit their work and their classmates' work.


Monitor student progress and provide feedback.


It is important for teachers to monitor student progress and provide feedback on capitalization errors in their writing. This will help students to improve their writing skills and avoid making similar mistakes in the future. Teachers can monitor student progress and provide feedback on capitalization errors in a few different ways. One way is to have students submit their writing samples to a capitalization checker, such as the Capitalize My Title tool. This tool will highlight any errors in capitalization and provide suggestions for corrections.


Another way is for teachers to check student writing for capitalization errors manually. This can be done by reading through the text and making corrections or using a highlighting tool to identify errors. Either way, teachers need to provide feedback on capitalization errors so that students can learn from their mistakes and become better writers.


Capitalize the first letter of a sentence

By (date), when given sentences, the student will capitalize the first letter of a sentence, improving grammar and mechanics skills from 0/10 work samples out of ten consecutive trials to 8/10 work samples in ten consecutive trials.


If you're looking for more detailed and comprehensive goals on capitalization, grammar, and mechanics skills, visit our goal bank! There, you'll find a variety of objectives and goals you can tailor to your student's individual needs.


2. Goal: Capitalize the pronoun I.


Teach students the rule that the pronoun I should always be capitalized in all printed materials.


In today's world, the written word is more important than ever. In addition, with the advent of social media, people are communicating in writing more often than ever before. As a result, students must learn the proper grammar and punctuation rules. One such rule is that the pronoun "I" should always be capitalized. Although it may seem like a small detail, capitalizing "I" shows respect for oneself and makes one's writing appear more professional. Therefore, teachers should try teaching this rule to their students. By doing so, they can help their students to become better writers and communicators.


Provide students with plenty of practice by having them identify and correct improper capitalization in examples from a wide range of texts.


One way to help students learn proper capitalization is to provide them with plenty of practice identifying and correcting errors in a wide range of texts. For example, you might have them scan a newspaper article for misplaced capital letters or find examples of incorrect capitalization in a piece of fiction. By seeing capitalization errors in various contexts, students will be better able to learn the rules and apply them correctly in their writing. In addition, correcting errors in capitalization can be a useful exercise in proofreading and editing. Students will become better editors and writers by working on their capitalization skills.


Please encourage students to apply this rule when writing their sentences.


Once students understand the rule well, encourage them to apply it when writing their sentences. This can be done in a number of ways, such as having them write a short paragraph with proper capitalization or asking them to edit a piece of writing for misplaced capital letters. By applying the rule in their writing, students will be more likely to remember it and use it correctly.


Remind students to capitalize the pronoun "I" when they see it in print.


Finally, remind students to capitalize the pronoun "I" whenever they see it in print. This can be a helpful reminder for them when they are reading, as well as when they are writing. By reminding them of this rule regularly, you can help ensure that they remember it and use it correctly in their future writing.


Monitor student progress and provide feedback.


As with any skill, it is important to monitor student progress and provide feedback. This will help them to see their progress and understand what areas they need to continue to work on. One way to do this is to keep a data sheet (see below) for each student. This data sheet can be used to track their progress on capitalization skills and to provide feedback.


By teaching these two goals in an explicit way and giving students plenty of practice, they will be able to successfully identify and correct improper capitalization on their own. With these goals in mind, let's take a look at some engaging and effective practice activities.


Capitalize the pronoun "I"

By (date), when given sentences, the student will capitalize the pronoun "i", improving grammar and mechanics skills from 0/10 work samples out of ten consecutive trials to 8/10 work samples in ten consecutive trials.


Practice Activity # 1

Capitalization Scavenger Hunt: Give students a list of items to find that are capitalized correctly or incorrectly in a given text. For example, they may need to find three examples of proper nouns, four examples of the pronoun I, and five examples of the first letter of a sentence being capitalized correctly.


Practice Activity # 2

Correct the Capitalization: In this activity, students will read a short passage and identify and correct any errors in capitalization. They can work individually, in pairs, or in small groups.