There are several practical ideas the author gives for helping teach students to convert to formal register. They include:
- Have them write in their casual register, then translate to formal.
- Establish as part of the discipline plan a way for students to write in formal register what they have done wrong, which will prevent them from being reprimanded.
- Graphic organizers
- Tell stories both in formal and casual registers. (I am definitely planning to use this strategy this year!)
- Make up and use stories in all subject areas, and even in guiding behavior.