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COPS Rap


During one of my college classes, we had a discussion about using proper capitalization, punctuation, and spelling in elementary school. Christene Sanchez and Michael Fern shared an acronym they use at their school called COPS, which stands for Capitalization, Organization, Punctuation, and Spelling.  

To extend the use of this, I wrote a rap that was done by four of our local policeman two weeks ago during an assembly. We made 2 feet x 4 feet banners to carry around during the rap. Now the banners are posted up around the school as a constant reminder to students to remember their COPS in writing. Here's the rap song:

'Cops, cops here for you/ On the streets and in the classroom, too!/

Capital letters start a name,/ A special place or thing. Make it a game/

Form it clear, if it is small,/ If it's big, make it tall./

This is very important for you to do/ Using capital letters are a good clue.//

Cops, cops here for you/ On the streets and in the classroom, too!//

We've got style. We've got grace./ Every word has its place./

Keep it in line, keep it straight./ Organization is first rate./

If it sound good, you're going the right way./ Do your best and say what you may.//

Cops, cops here for you/ On the streets and in the classroom, too!//

Punctuation is good to do/ Or how will we know your sentence is through?/

A comma, a period, a mark or two,/ If it isn't expressive, then we'll be blue./

Use your brain to show you're smart/ And end each sentence with a mark./

Cops, cops here for you/ On the streets and in the classroom, too!//

Spelling, yuuuuuuuuuck what a reach./ It's so hard, come on, teach!/

There's so many places for us to go/ To help our spelling improve and grow/

Spelling is important for us to be good./ To do our best like we know we should.'

 

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