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.