Who’s the Master of the Mnemonic? Grammar Guru?
Every day my language arts class works to improve their revision and editing skills by correcting poorly constructed sentences. We call these Daily Oral Language sentences a clever name: DOL! To be successful, we read each sentence several times looking for a different problem each time. First we check for spelling mistakes, then for incorrect capitalization, punctuation problems, and finally grammar and usage errors. We always do it in this order. But, it can be difficult to remember each step.
I want to make it easier to remember the order. Can you come up with a phrase to help our memory remember the steps? This memory aid is called a mnemonic device. Here are the rules: 1– submit a comment with your suggestion. After we have a few, we’ll judge these as a class. All entries will receive a prize, but a big prize will go to the winner.
Think hard. Take a risk. Have fun!