7th grade special ed English. They had a really easy assignment. Or, at least I thought it was easy.
It was an assignment on capitalization. There were a dozen or so sentences with no capitals, and the students had to identify where the capitals were to go. So, they indicated the first word of each sentence and figured they were done with it.
And then they went crazy.
Well, that took way too short a time. So, I picked up one of their papers and perused it. And started counting.
"You missed 24 capitals. Find them."
As I went to each student and counted, I could see them wince. The higher the numbers went, the more they looked at me like, "I couldn't have missed that many." Well, yeah, they did.
They had missed names. Places. Nationalities.
Half the sentences contained quotes. And every single one of them missed capitalizing the first words of those.
This would have been a great opportunity to take the time and go over the capitalization rules with them. Unfortunately, I was using all my energy just trying to keep them under some semblance of control. And failing.
I was so glad to see the end of that day.
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