It can be difficult to provide students with the necessary repetition of a concept while keeping it fun and motivating. This is one way I’ve tried to rev up our editing every once in awhile.
I wear the hat (I know, I am weird) and hand out tickets. As students fix their errors they hand the ticket back. It keeps us laughing about mistakes but also attentive to details.
The tickets say “Capital Offense,” “Omission Error,” “Punctuation Violation ,” and “Spelling Infraction.”
I’ve called following the rules “Avoiding the Grammar Slammer.” (BTW, I’m pretty sure there’s a typo in “Capitol Offense.”)
Thanks, you’re right! Fixed. Love “Grammar Slammer”!