Good Morning! I am trying to arrange a grading policy for spelling sentences in 3rd grade. While I expect the spelling word to be spelled correctly, I plan to use this assessment as a "Writing" grade. That said, I am looking for complete sentences, proper ending marks, and capital letters at start of sentence and on proper nouns. We have 20 spelling words per week. Should I simply grade it out of "20" and take of -1 for incomplete sentence, -1 for wrong/no end mark, -1 for lowercase letter where a capital should be? Or do you think it should be more formal? I did some googling on this and couldn't find too much -- thanks in advance for any help you might have!! My kids come up with some brilliant sentences, but their grammar is often wrong so I hope to correct this! Thanks!!!