Warming Up


Three Common Mistakes

Here are the three most common mistakes that I see in middle school writing:


Mistake Example


Failure to capitalize the first word of a sentence.

you'd be surprised at how many students make this mistake.


Failure to put a period at the end of a sentence.

This is another common mistake


Failure to capitalize proper nouns.

  • Proper nouns are the specific names of people, places, or things.
  • My name is brenda.
  • I go to presidio middle school.
  • Last year I went to france.

Instructions for the Quiz

For each sentence, fix the mistake(s).